Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for developing long range plans for the growth of Clearlake and reviewing development proposals for consistency with those plans. It provides a wide range of development services to the community, including: 

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  • Applications for Commercial Signs
  • Lot mergers & Lot Line Adjustments
  • Residential & Commercial Fencing Requirements
  • Home Occupation (Home Office) 
  • Subdivisions
  • Discretionary Permits (Administrative, Conditional etc.)


Zoning Inquiries Regarding........

  • Residential: Rural Residential (RR), Low Density (LDR), Medium Density (MDR), High Density (HDR)
  • Mixed Use: Residential & Commercial Combined
  • Commercial: General Commercial (GC, C) & Commercial Downtown (CD)
  • Industrial: For businesses of an industrial nature
  • Open Space: For use and protection of natural and recreational areas 


Monday - Thursday

8:30 am - 10:30 am and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Due to limited staff availability, we highly recommend you call ahead to assure a staff member will be available to assist you with your specific questions and/or about a proposed or current project we are processing. Appointments are available during counter hours upon request. To make an appointment, please call 707-994-8201.

Please note that the Planning/Building Department is experiencing a high volume of email inquiries and phone calls, response times may be delayed, but will be returned in the order received. 

  1. Mark Roberts

    Senior Planner

  2. Michael Taylor

    Assistant Planner
    Phone: 707-994-8201 x 103