About the Planning Division

The Planning Division is associated with the City of Benicia Community Development Department. It processes all applications for development in the City. The Division is also responsible for implementing the City’s General Plan and Zoning Code, including periodic reviews and updates, special planning studies, and supporting regional planning activities. 
The Planning Division is staff to the: 

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 Public Notices

  • Notices will post here when available.


 Learn More

Housing - Information about measures to facilitate housing production and resources for current and prospective residents. 

  • Accessory Dwelling Units: Information about the City's accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules and permitting process.  
  • Housing Webpage: Comprehensive resource for City of Benicia housing information
  • Housing Element:  The current update to the Housing Element will guide housing development in Benicia in the 2023-2031 planning period. 



Permit Center 

Applications, plans, and documents can only be submitted electronically on the City of Benicia's Permit Center. Permit Center submittals will not be processed on weekends, holidays, and City Hall closures. Submittals after 3:00 PM will not begin processing until the following business day.