The Planning Division oversees the Town’s land planning and
development activities, including the review of proposed general plan
amendments, rezoning, land use permits, development plans, and
subdivisions. The common development
applications processed in Danville are:
Development Plan (DP) approval is required for all office, commercial,
industrial, multi-family residential development, new home construction in subdivisions,
some vacant residential parcels, and development within scenic hillside and
major ridgeline areas in Danville.
General Plan Amendment (GPA) include requests to change the land use
designation of a parcel to a different land use (i.e. office to commercial, low
density residential to higher density residential).
Land Use Permit (LUP) allows the Town of Danville to consider special
uses which may be essential or desirable to a particular community, but which
are not allowed as a matter of right within a zoning district, but may be
allowed on a case-by-case basis if found to be appropriate for the neighborhood
in which it is requested. A land use permit can provide flexibility within a
Minor Subdivision (less than 4 parcels) is a proposal to divide a
parcel into four or fewer parcels. A minor subdivision of any parcel must be
consistent with the Town’s 2030 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and all other
applicable guidelines for the subject parcel.
Major Subdivision (5 or more parcels) is a proposal to divide a parcel
into five or more parcels. Major subdivisions of any parcel must be consistent
with the Town’s 2030 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable
guidelines for the subject parcel.
Planned Unit Development (PUD or P-1) District involves a rezoning of a parcel
to accommodate a site-specific project. Essentially, when a development is
approved under a P-1 rezone, it must be built as approved for the specific
parcel. The new P-1 zoning designation and associated conditions of approval
are the governing development standards for that project.
Rezoning is a request to modify a property’s existing zoning
classification to a different one. The
Town’s Zoning map provides a visual depiction of the zoning districts for all
properties in Danville. The Town’s
Zoning Ordinance control both land uses and development standards for all of
the Town’s zoning districts.
Sign Permit is issued to assure attractive and architecturally
compatible signing throughout Danville’s commercial areas and to maintain
conformance with the Town’s adopted Sign Ordinance Section 32-98.
Tree Removal Permit is required to remove a tree within the Town
boundaries, which is listed as a protected tree within the Town’s Tree
Preservation Ordinance, Section 32-79 of
the Town of Danville’s Municipal Code.
Variance is a limited exception to the usual requirements of
local zoning. When the Town of Danville is presented with a development
proposal on an unusual piece of property, the variance procedure can lend some
flexibility to the usual standards of the applicable zoning ordinance.
Planning Division510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
T (925) 314-3310F (925) 838-0360
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed Noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Stormwater (C.3) Regulations
C.3 Handout for Small Land Development
Application Requirements for a Land Use Permit
Design Review Board Submittal Requirement checklist
Second Dwelling Unit (HCD Memo Dec 2016)
Temporary Sign Permit Application
Master Fee Schedule