Community Development Department

Welcome to the Community Development Department!

Our offices are currently open to the public with modified hours and procedures due to Covid-19 and staffing shortages. 

The mission of the Community Development Department is to foster the community toward the sustainable, equitable, smart growth, transit-oriented community envisioned in the City's General Plan. Department activities include providing professional assistance to developers, contractors, businesses, and homeowners; preserving open space; building high-quality strategically urban residential and commercial development; and maintaining and increasing the range of housing alternatives. 

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.

  1. Building Division
  2. Code Enforcement
  3. Housing
  4. Planning Division
  5. Richmond Successor Agency

The Building Division provides advice and technical expertise to assist customers with complex construction issues. The Division is committed to ensuring compliance with the evolving building codes and the safe and timely completion of building projects.

  1. Revised Adopted 6th Cycle Housing Element

    The Revised Adopted 6th Cycle Housing Element is now available for public review. The revised element addresses comments received from the State Department of Housing and Community Development. Additional Info...
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