PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The Planning Department continues to provide all services online, by phone, or by appointment. The declared emergency is an evolving situation and, as a result, the Planning Department is working to adapt to this situation. Check this webpage regularly for updates on planning services.

The Planning Department  is now offering services online and in-person by appointment

Woolsey Fire info at MalibuRebuilds.org

in-person public counter hours

NEW Public Counter Hours by Appointment Only - The Planning Department Public Counter is now open from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday-Friday,  for general services.* Also, new, revised, and substantial conformance applications may be submitted in-person from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Last appointment will be accepted at 2:00 PM. Schedule an appointment by calling the Planning Hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485.

Rebuild Appointments - For an in-person or virtual appointment with the Planning Fire Rebuild Team, call 310-456-2489, ext. 385 or email ashah@malibucity.org

NEW Biology Public Counter - The City's contract Biologist will hold public counter hours on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Walk-ins are welcomed and will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Online Appointment Scheduler - Coming Soon!

*General Planning Public Counter services include: 

  • General Questions
  • Pay Fees
  • Submit Minor Planning Applications (over-the-counter, sign permit, planning clearance, formula retail clearance, primary view determination, or archaeology review)
  • Submit Misc. Documents for an existing application (not involving plans) 
  • Request for Staff to Witness Signature of Document  

application submittals 

The Department is now offering two ways to submit your digital application. You may submit online or in-person by scheduling an appointment. 

NEW In-Person Submittals by Appointments - To schedule an appointment to submit your digital planning application, please call the Planning Hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485.

Digital Submittals - The Planning Department continues to offer electronic application submittals. To initiate your submittal with the Planning Department, please fill out the Initiate Submittal Form and email it to mplanning@malibucity.org. It will be routed to the appropriate staff member for processing. For more information on the Planning Department's digital submittal process, view the Planning Submittal Guide

Online Digital Submittal Portal - Coming soon!

Fire Rebuilds - Contact Aakash Shah at ashah@malibucity.org or 310-456-2489, ext. 385, to submit your planning application for a fire rebuild. 

payments

NEW In-Person Payments - To make a payment in person, please schedule an appointment by calling the Planning Hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485. 

E-Payment by Credit Card - To pay fees related to a Planning application or Code Enforcement case by credit card, email the following information to the Planning Cashier at planningfees@malibucity.org.

  • Case project number(s)
  • Project address
  • Fees that will be paid
  • Payor’s information (First Name, Last Name, Address, and email address)

Once received, you will be provided instructions on how to pay your fees online. 

Payment by Check - Mail checks along with the statement provided by staff to: City of Malibu, Planning Department, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.

appealS

Appeals should be emailed to psalazar@malibucity.org and the filing fee mailed to: City of Malibu, Planning Department, Attn: Patricia Salazar, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA 90265. Payment must be received within 10 days of the appeal deadline. Appeal forms are available at malibucity.org/planningforms. If you are unable to submit your appeal via email, contact Patricia Salazar at 310-456-2489, ext. 245 to arrange alternative delivery of the appeal. Alternative arrangements may be made for submitting the fee as well. 

Time extension Request 

To submit a time extension on a planning application, please the Time Extension Request form(s) to psalazar@malibucity.org. The forms are available online at malibucity.org/planningforms. If you are unable to submit your form via email, contact Patricia Salazar at 310-456-2489, ext. 245.  Once reviewed, City staff will determine if a fee is required.