Major Changes to Development Code Adopted

On June 13, 2022 the Grover Beach City Council adopted a Development Code amendment that makes significant changes to the City’s development review process and development standards. The Development Code amendment (Ordinance 22-06)  is in effect. You can view the staff report and ordinance at We highly recommend you review the Development Code amendments before starting the design of any new projects, or prior to submitting any projects during this transition period.

Electronic Submittals Required for Development Applications

Development Permit Applications and related documents shall be submitted electronically in PDF format to Please clearly label and separate documents (e.g. Title Report, plans, landscape plans, etc.).  If document(s) are too large to email as an attachment, please send us an email link to the documents.

Please mail checks or money orders, made payable to the City of Grover Beach, to: City of Grover Beach, Community Development Department, 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433, or place in the "Utility Payment Drop Box" at 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433.

If you have any questions, including the amount due at the time of application submittal, please email, or call us at (805) 473-4520.


The Planning Division is responsible for implementing the General Plan by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the goals, policies, and programs outlined in the General Plan and by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the Grover Beach Development Code and applicable state laws. The Planning Division reviews all development permits, including Use Permits, Subdivision applications, and projects requiring environmental review. The Planning Division provides technical analysis of development permit applications and makes recommendations for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council regarding all land use issues. The Planning Division also serves the public by responding to public inquiries regarding zoning and development.

Administratively Approved Planning Permits (FY 2018 to date)

These permits are approved by the Community Development Director. The Community Development Director's decision may be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 working days of the approval date. Appeals shall be filed as provided in Municipal Code Article IX Development Code Section 6.30.020.

Find a list of Approved Planning Permits.

Commercial Cannabis Permits Approved by the City Manager

The City Manager has approved the following Commercial Cannabis Permits, click here to view them.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (805) 473-4520.