Malibu City Hall will be temporarily closed to the public effective January 5 through January 28, 2022 in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and community transmission in Los Angeles County. Staff continues to work remotely. All in-person services described in the In-Person & E-Services Guide will be provided via email by emailing or by calling Planning staff at 310-456-2489, ext. 485. 

in-person services are temporarily closed 

In-Person SERVICES / Public Counter Hours

The Planning Department Public Counter is now open for general services* from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 

City Departments' In-Person Walk-in Hours

* General Planning Public Counter services include: 

  • General Questions
  • Pay Fees
  • Request for staff to Witness Signature of Document  
  • Minor applications may be submitted in-person without an appointment. 
  • In-Person & E-Services Guide - a complete list of services provided in-person


The Planning Department offers numerous services that can be conducted online, via email, or during a virtual meeting. Review the In-Person & E-Services Guide for a complete list of e-services provided.  

Rebuild Appointments

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

NEW application submittals

Appointments Required

An in-person or virtual appointment is required for the applications listed below.:

  • Administrative Plan Reviews
  • Coastal Development Permits
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • De Minimis Waivers for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Revised Project Submittals
  • Substantial Conformance Submittals

To schedule an appointment, use the online Appointment Request Portal. For all other application submittals, review the In-Person & E-Services Guide

Revised Project Plans and Substantial Conformance Submittals

Contact your Case Planner to obtain preliminary clearance for your Revised Plans Submittal or Substantial Conformance Submittal. Once you obtain your Case Planner's input, you may visit the City's Counter Hours to obtain City Department input on the submittal checklist. Revised Projects Plans and Substantial Conformance submittal may be submitted in-person or by virtual meeting by appointment. To schedule an appointment, use the online Appointment Request Portal. All documents are required to be submitted in a digital format. 

Fire Rebuilds

Contact Aakash Shah at or 310-456-2489, ext. 385, to submit your planning application for a fire rebuild. 


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


In-Person Payments 

To make a payment in person by cash, check, or credit card, visit the public counter between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

E-Payment by Credit Card 

To pay Planning, Biology, or Code Enforcement fees online by credit card, email

Payment by Check 

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


Appeals and the filing fee shall be received within 10 days (15 days for tentative maps) of the appeal deadline in-person at City Hall. To schedule an appointment to submit your appeal, contact Patricia Salazar at or call 310-456-2489, ext. 245. Appeal forms are available at

Time extension Request

To submit a time extension on a planning application, submit a Time Extension Request form(s) to The forms are available online at 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