The City of West Covina continues to monitor the public health situation associated with COVID-19 and is taking necessary precautions due to the heighten concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  

As the health and safety of our residents is of paramount importance, the City of West Covina has closed City Hall to the public and suspended all City-sponsored events until further notice.  In addition, several City facilities have been temporary closed.  Please note the City Hall has been reopened to the public.  For more information please visit the City’s webpage: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Planning Division

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Welcome to the Planning Division

The Planning Division focuses on planning and implementing standards that maintain the City’s physical environment and quality of life. Planning is the first point of contact for homeowners, business owners and developers that are intending to construct new structures on privately-owned property. The Division administers the General Plan and the Zoning Code, two documents that establish standards and regulations for physical improvements on property and also for determining what types of businesses are allowed on each property. The Planning Division functions as the professional and technical adviser to the Planning Commission and City Council on policy matters and issues concerning physical development in the City.

As development is a team effort, the Planning Division coordinates with other City Departments such as Building, Engineering, Fire, Business License and the Community Development Commission. Planning staff assists the public in a business friendly manner while communicating the standards required by the General Plan and Zoning Code.

You will find a variety of development information on the website. If you cannot find the desired information or need further assistance in understanding requirements or process, please contact us at (626) 939-8422 or come to the Planning counter on the second floor, Room 208, at City Hall. We are happy to assist you. 


Planning Division Counter Hours are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, Monday - Thursday
Second Floor, Room 208
(626) 939-8422
 *City Hall is closed on Fridays


Jo-Anne Burns Planning Manager
Camillia Martinez Assistant Planner
Rene Aguilar Assistant Planner
Kenneth Sampay Planning Intern
Miriam Machado Planning Intern
Donovan Colon Planning Intern
Lydia de Zara
Senior Admin. Asst.

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