Planning Department

The Planning Department reviews proposed development for compliance with the Town’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and prepares long range planning and policy documents. The Department is also responsible for the updates on the General Plan elements; issues use permits, processes building related applications, CEQA studies, and Environmental Impact Reviews.

The Department provides support to the Planning Commission and City Council on development and land use matters, and coordinates with the Pathways, Environmental Design and Protection, and the Open Space Committees in the review of development permit applications.

For questions regarding the planning process and timeline for obtaining a Site Development Permit, please review the Site Development Process Road Map.

COVID-19 Updates

Updated Fee Schedule

The Town is currently analyzing the costs associated with services provided by the Building, Engineering and Planning departments. A Cost of Services (User Fee) Study and an updated Fee Schedule have been prepared and will be considered by the City Council on April 16, 2020. The 20/21 Fee Schedule is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2020.  

  • Cost of Services (User Fee) Study
  • Proposed 20/21 Fee Schedule


Agendas / Minutes

FastTrack/ Site Development 

Regular meetings are held each week on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Please visit the Agenda Center to view current and past public hearing agendas and minutes.

Planning Commission

Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday or each month at 6:00 p.m.

Please visit Granicus Media Archive to view all current and past public hearing agendas and minutes.

Updated Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Requirements

Visit the Town’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Web Page to learn about the State’s and Town’s regulations that control the development of ADUs in the community. 

Interactive GIS

The Town of Los Altos Hills Interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) map provides zoning and land use designations, along with property information and our ongoing pathway system inventory.  To locate a property, follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Search Parcel by Address"
  2. Type in name of street in "Street Name" search box
  3. Type in street number of address in "Street Number" search box or locate number in drop down list
  4. Click "Search" button, map will zoom to selected property
  5. Click on yellow highlighted parcel to view property information
  1. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    26379 Fremont Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


    Phone: 650-941-7222
    Fax: 650-941-3160

    Planning Department Counter Hours

    8:30 a.m. -  Noon
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    The Public counter at Town Hall is currently closed, but planners are available by phone at (650) 941-7222 or via email at

    Town Hall Normal Business Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - Noon
    1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
    (except Public Holidays)

    Planning and Building Director

    Zachary Dahl, AICP

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