Applications & Reviews

General Planning Entitlement Steps

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.

Review Process

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.

Entitlement Applications:

A – Application Checklist
1 – Entitlement Application Form
2 – Site & Floor Plans
3 – Elevations
4 – Landscape Plans
5 – Entitlement Checklists (coming soon)
6 – Environmental Form
7 – Tree Information
8 – Economic Summary
9 – Historic Evaluation
10 – Public Noticing
11 – Application Fees

Other Applications:

Initial Plan Review Narrative

Public Art Application

COMBINED 330 HANDOUTS

Zoning Clearance

Sign Permit Application

Tree Removal Permit Application

Water Efficient Landscape & Irrigation Application

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:

City of El Monte Zoning Code (Adopted June 2022)

Architectural Style Handouts:

Craftsman

Modern

Ranch

Spanish Colonial Revival

Victorian