Planning Division

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A knowledgeable and accessible team of professionals guiding the growth and enhancement of the City of La Quinta.

The primary function of the Planning Division within the Design and Development Department is to promote and enhance the well-being of residents, property owners, businesses, and visitors of the City of La Quinta. The division accomplishes this through programs that encourage high quality development as well as preservation and revitalization of existing neighborhoods.

While the General Plan's function is to guide the overall form of the City, specific development standards are contained in the Zoning Code. The Zoning Code regulates development standards and establishes specific types of land uses allowed at any particular location.

The Code also determines the procedures for development approvals, such as Use Permits, Modifications, and Site Development Permits. Depending on the nature of a proposal, development approvals may be reviewed by the Design and Development Director, the Planning Commission, or the City Council. The Planning Division is here to facilitate any of these processes.

To contact the City of La Quinta Design and Development Department's Planning Division:
email:    cdd@la-quinta.org
call:       (760) 777-7125

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