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Planning Application Information

 Admission Deadlines: Applications may be submitted Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Planning/Building window at City Hall or they may be mailed to:  City of Avalon, Planning Department, P.O. Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704.  The City will notify the applicant that the application is complete and the date that the Planning Commission will review the application; within 30 days. (Currently thru May 31, 2020, only electronic admissions are accepted)

Application Requirements: All applications require 12 sets of plans on 11" x 17" paper and one set of full size plans at either 1/4" or 1/8" scale and photo of the existing propery location. No rolled plans will be accepted.  Application forms should be filled out completely. Applications will not be calendared for Planning Commission review until staff determines that the application is complete and no further information is required from the applicant.  Review for completeness may take up to 30 days. 

Plan Requirements: All plans must include the following: A Site Plan showing clearly property lines and any structures on adjoining parcels closer than ten (10) feet to the project property must also be indicate; Elevations: All elevations (N, S, E, & W) must be shown with dimensions and applicable height envelope; Floor Plans with all exterior and interior walls must be shown and all rooms labeled as to their proposed use and with dimensions; Accessory structures or features such as retaining walls, driveways, fences, HVAC equipment, etc. must be shown. Planning staff may require landscape and/or grading plans; Utilities: All plans must show locations of utilities and be approved by Southern California Edison.; Trash Storage: locations of trash storage must be clearly shown; Off-Street Parking: All plans must show location and dimensions of off-street parking spaces; Scale: All plans must be drawn to either 1/4 or 1/8 inch scale.

Meeting Dates: The Planning Commission meets the Wednesday after the second City Council meeting of every month, with the exception of November and December, which are usually combined into one meeting in the early part of December.