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Applications & Review Process

The Planning Division is responsible for processing all land-use entitlement applications that require a public hearing before the City Council, Planning Commission, and/or Modification Committee.  Broadly speaking, an entitlement is any kind of permission to use or develop land from a regulatory body or agency.  Typical land use entitlement applications include requests for approval of Zone Changes, Tentative Maps, and Conditional Use Permits.

►  Review Process

►  Applications & Instructions

►  Development Standards & Handouts


Review Process

The City of El Monte has a streamlined review process.  Minor adjustments to standards may go to the Modification Committee.  However, most projects that require an entitlement go to the City’s Planning Commission for review.  Projects that include a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change or Tentative Tract Map also go the City Council for final review.  The Development Review Flowchart outlines the steps for projects that require Planning Commission and/or City Council review.

►  Development Review Flowchart


Applications & Instructions

The City's Entitlement Application Form and Filing Procedures Form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.  Please note that all required materials must be submitted at the same time with the required fee payment.  Applications that are not complete will not be accepted for processing.

►  Filing Procedures & Fees

►  Planning Division Application

►  Environmental Information Form


Development Standards & Handouts

The Planning Division provides information and support regarding land use, zoning, demographics, and other development issues.  The following downloadable documents contain summaries of the City's regulations regarding new and existing commercial, industrial, and residential development. The full text of the regulations can be found in Title 17 (Zoning) of the El Monte Municipal Code.

Commercial and Industrial Zoning Provisions
General Plan Map
Recommended Landscape Palette
Residential Second Unit Summary Sheet
Residential Zoning Standards
Sample Plot Plan
Tree Removal Permit Application
Tree Protection and Preservation Summary Sheet
Tree Handout for Building Applicants
Tree Protection and Preservation Ordinance
Urban Forest Management Plan
Zoning Code
Zoning Map








General Information

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11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA. 91731-3293
(626) 258-8626
(626) 580-2293
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  Monday through Thursday

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