Planning and Building Services

Welcome to the Planning and Building Services Department

Our offices are currently closed to walk-in patrons until further notice in accordance with the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s Order. However, some staff is on-site, while the majority is working remotely to continue to provide planning and permit services during this time. Each Division is also providing some limited services by appointment only.

Please visit the Planning Division and Building Division for specifics regarding services being provided at this time. All Planning Boards and Commissions are continuing to meet via teleconference and online meetings so please visit our Boards and Commissions page for more information.

For your convenience staff contact emails are provided below.

Planning Staff Directory

Enzo Calibi, Planning Technician
Emily Carroll, Planner I
I Kuan Choi, Executive Secretary
Roberta Feliciano, Senior Planner
Hector Lopez, Senior Planner
Jonelyn Whales, Senior Planner
Soco Montore, Associate Administrative Analyst

Building Staff Directory

For information on status of permits or to schedule an allowed inspection or information on how to submit a permit, contact:

Permit Technician or call (510) 620-6868

For non-MEP plan review questions, contact:

Gautam Manandar, Plan Check Engineer
George Kabaivanov, Plan Check Engineer

For a specific inspection or MEP plan review question, contact

Leonard Williams, Building Inspector Supervisor

Please assist us in reducing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by observing the shelter in place order. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Thank you and stay well!

(Mensaje en Español)


  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing the General Plan.
  • Reviewing development projects for consistency and compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and applicable building codes.
  • Developing planning policies and standards that promote a quality living and working environment throughout the city.
  • Supporting and providing technical planning assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.
  • Assessing damage and expediting reconstruction throughout the city following catastrophic events such as an earthquakes, floods, or wildfires.

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