Welcome to the Planning Division webpage. Active participation
and civic involvement with our community members helps us plan to
make Redlands an even better place to live, work, and play! The
primary responsibilities of the Planning Division can be
generally described as two broad categories of
activities: ”Current Planning” and “Long-Range
Planning.” We invite you to explore our webpage to
learn more about us.
In town, businesses in commercial areas need to obtain a Zone Clearance Form prior to the issuance of a business license. This is necessary to establish a new business, as well as to relocate an existing business in Redlands. You can obtain the Zone Clearance Form from this webpage.
The Development & Entitlement Process page provides a brief
overview of the steps needed for your project to be
considered, from the time of initial submittal to a final
decision. Different types of
Planning applications and permits will frequently need
slightly different steps along the way, but a Planning Division
staff member can explain the overall process and help you become
more comfortable with moving forward with your project.
Click ‘Read More’ on the line below to go to the Development &
Entitlement Process page to learn more.
This page provides access to environmental review documents
prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality
Act (CEQA). Current project environmental documents,
including Notices of Intent and Initial Studies that are
available for public review and comment at this time, are
available from the Environmental Documents page.
A Home Occupation Permit will enable you to conduct business from your home, as long as you meet the operating requirements in the Redlands Municipal Code. Any time you perform any work from your home, or use your home as the place of business, then you must obtain a Home Occupation Permit. This includes off-site business activities such as gardeners, painters, or consultants who work at a client’s residence.
The City of Redlands currently invites applications from property owners to participate in the city’s Mills Act program, designed to encourage the preservation of historic properties in Redlands. The Mills Act Program is an economic incentive program statewide in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners.
Measure U was an initiative approved by the voters of Redlands in 1997 to enact several principles of managed development within the City of Redlands. The principles in Measure U have been incorporated throughout the new 2035 General Plan, as well as previously codified in several sections of the Redlands Municipal Code. The full text of Measure U is provided below for complete information.
The video “Keeping the Promise That Is Redlands” was featured at the Mayor’s State of the City Address on June 22, 2018, and illustrates why we continue to implement good Planning practices.