About the Department:
The Morro Bay Community Development Department is composed of three divisions whose purpose is to ensure development within the city complies with state, federal, and local laws and whose goal is to improve the built environment and quality of life for current and future residents, businesses and visitors. The three divisions of Community Development include Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement.
The Planning Division is responsible for long and short-range planning and implementation, development review and permitting, environmental review, economic development, processing of annexations, and grant applications and administration.
The Building Division ensures the health and welfare of the residents of Morro Bay through code enforcement and by regulating the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and other alterations through the application of building codes.
The City of Morro Bay's Community Enhancement Program ensures nuisances and other code violations related to public health and safety are remedied efficiently and professionally.
General Plan/Local Coastal Program (LCP) / Zoning Code Update
The City's General Plan/Local Coastal Plan was adopted by City Council on May 25, 2021 and the LCP was certified by the California Coastal Commission on August 12, 2021. The City's Zoning Code Update was adopted by City Council on November 22, 2022. City Council will review proposed amendments on November 14, 2023 required as part of the pending Coastal Commission certification process. For the latest information, please visit the Plan Morro Bay page.