Applications & Reviews
The Planning Division is responsible for processing all land-use entitlement applications that require a public hearing before the City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Review Committee, Department Director and/or Art in Public Place Advisory Committee. Typical land use entitlement applications include Zone Changes, Tentative Maps, Conditional Use Permits and Design Reviews.
The City has a streamlined review process. Minor Design Reviews and smaller applications may go to the Department Director. Minor adjustments to standards and some uses may go to the Zoning Review Committee. However, most projects that require an entitlement go to the Planning Commission for review. Projects that include a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change or Development Agreement also go the City Council for final review.
Applications & Instructions
The City’s Entitlement Application Form and other documents can be downloaded from the links below. All required materials must be submitted at the same time with the required fee payment. Applications that are not complete will not be accepted for processing.
Development Standards & Handouts
The Planning Division provides information and support regarding land use, zoning and other development issues. The following documents contain summaries for new and existing commercial, industrial and residential development. The full list of regulations can be found in the El Monte Municipal Code or via the following link:
Architectural Style Handouts: