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Planning Services Division

3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
530-745-3000, 530-745-3080 (FAX)
775 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-581-6280, 530-581-6204 (FAX)

Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No application submittals after 4:30 p.m.



We provide information on land development and zoning, review and make recommendations on land development applications, assist the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission in planning for growth, and enforce the Placer County Zoning Ordinance.

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Services and Information

  • Planning Commission
    Public hearings for discretionary land use permits (Use Permits, Major Subdivisions, Rezonings)
  • Zoning Administrator/Parcel Review
    Public hearings for discretionary land use permits (Variances, Minor Use Permits, Minor Land Divisions)
  • Permit Research
    Various tools to conduct permit research (Planning, Building, Engineering permits)
  • Zoning and Land Use
    Parcel specific information including zoning, parcel size, aerial photography
  • Tahoe Planning
    Design Review public meetings, Site Assessments, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency information
  • Application Fees and Forms
    Includes forms for land use applications and filing fee information
  • Document Library
    General/Community Plans, Design Guidelines, Zoning Ordinance
  • Conservation Plan
    Habitat Conservation Plan, Natural Community Conservation Plan
  • Placer Legacy
    Countywide open space and habitat protection program
  • Biomass Project
    New small scale combined heat and power facility in eastern Placer County
  • Housing
    Homebuyer assistance programs, housing grants and loan information
  • Wineries
    Opening a winery in Placer County