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The Planning Division is responsible for processing applications for new development and for advanced planning for the City of Half Moon Bay, including maintaining the Local Coastal Program (LCP) and its Land Use Plan, the City’s General Plan and the various elements it contains, which establishes policies for future growth and ensures compliance with the provisions and regulations of the Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, and the Subdivision Ordinance. The Planning Division provides handouts to help make the application process easier.  Please click on the links below to view each document. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 650-726-8250.

 Planning Division Forms

See the following page for all current Planning Department Forms: City of Half Moon Bay Forms

Please call or e-mail Scott Phillips at 650-726-8299 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or Carol Hamilton at 650-712-5836 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   with questions or information request on submitting applications to the Planning Division.


 General Plan Documents

2013 Circulation Element (3.49 MB)

2007-2014 Housing Element Certified 06/25/2010 (2.26 MB) 

2007-2014 Housing Element Background Report Certified 06/25/2010 (7.45 MB)

Noise (2.07 MB)

Park and Recreation Element (1.47 MB)

Safety Element (1.58 MB)

Downtown Specific Plan (741.06 kB)

Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Documents and Maps

 icon Chapter 1 to 10 (Entire Document) (12.35 MB)

 icon Chapter 1: Introduction (641.63 kB)

 icon Chapter 2: Land Use (1.13 MB)

 icon Chapter 3: Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas (2 MB)

 icon Habitat Areas and Water Resource Map (99.84 kB)

 icon Chapter 4: Hazards (369.62 kB)

 icon Geologic Hazards Map (96.68 kB)

 icon Chapter 5: Housing (11.1 kB)

 icon Chapter 6: Archaelogical & Paleotological Resources (148.45 kB)

 icon Chapter 7: Visual Resources (238.3 kB)

 icon Visual Resources Map (96.05 kB)

 icon Chapter 8: Agriculture (1.14 MB)

 icon Chapter 9: Development (3.55 MB)

 icon Wavecrest Restoration Map (65.87 kB)

 icon Chapter 10: Public Works (1.26 MB)

 icon Access & Circulation Map (33.65 kB)

 icon Access Improvements Map (89.94 kB)

Land Use Policy Documents

  icon Proportionality Rule Example (36.77 kB)

Zoning Summary Documents

icon R-1 Summary Sheet for Single Family Homes (187.87 kB)

icon R-1-B-1 Summary Sheet for SIngle Family Homes (187.87 kB)

icon R-1-B-2 Summary Sheet for Single Family Homes (187.87 kB)


General PUD Informational Handout

  icon Tree Removal Brochure

  icon Sign Information Handout

 icon 2014-2015 Planning Division Meeting Dates & Deadlines

                                                                 Other Documents

  icon Master Fee Schedule

  icon Urban Design - CalPoly