The Planning Division processes a variety of applications including applications relating to land development, business activities, and tree permits. Some applications are processed "over-the-counter" and others require a review and approval by an approving authority such as the Planning Commission or City Council.
The Planning Division will assist you in determining which application type(s) your project requires and can explain the processing time line. It is always advisable to contact the Planning Division early in the process and prior to any significant investment in your project.
Review the Project Processing Guide to learn more about the processing of project applications within the city of Citrus Heights.
The Planning Division accepts applications during normal business hours and no appointment is necessary. Contact the Planning Division for more information.
Use the links below for more information on the permit types reviewed and issued by the Planning Division.
Design Review Permits for commercial construction and remodel projects.
Home Occupation Permits for businesses operating from a home.
Other Application Types including temporary use permits, letters of public convenience, etc.
Sign Permits including allowed sizes.
Land Division Maps for creation of parcels and subdivisions.
Tree Permits for tree trimming and removal.
Use Permits for certain types of activities as required by the zoning ordinance.
*New* Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Compliance for Certain Projects
Citrus Heights acknowledges that climate change is an important global challenge for the City, the region and the State. The City accepts that it has a fair share of responsibility to achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals of the State. The State has adopted numerous amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines to address the potential for environmental impacts associated with GHG emissions. The City's General Plan and certified General Plan EIR and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (GGRP) are fully consistent with the applicable Guidelines. In order to demonstrate project-level compliance with CEQA relevant to GHG emissions and climate change impacts, applications for discretionary projects must include information that addresses the following:
The demonstration that a project is compliant with the City's GGRP is required for all projects not exempt from CEQA. The demonstration of compliance shall be submitted at the time of application submittal. For additional information on the GGRP, please contact a member of the Planning Department.