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Our Services

The Planning Division promotes and enhances the well-being of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses of the City of San Marcos by encouraging high quality development, responsible business practices, protecting natural resources, and implementation of the city’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

If you are considering developing property, adding on to a home, starting a new business or have general questions regarding the use or zoning of property, the Planning Division is the first point of contact.

Applications, Forms & Fees

CEQA Resources for Applicants & Consultants

Climate Action Plan

Development Projects 

Environmental Review & Sustainability

General Plan

Public Workshops

Planning Commission

Specific Plans

Zoning Map

Zoning Ordinance (Title 20)

Planning Division
Planning Division Manager
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA
(760) 744-1050


Karen Brindley

For general questions about planning or zoning in San Marcos, 

contact via e-mail: Planning Technician or call
(760) 744-1050 ext. 3204