Development Services


The City of Anderson Development Services Department plays a key role in shaping the future of urban development in the City of Anderson.  The Planning and Building divisions develop guiding policies in the City's General Plan, and regulate new construction through zoning, building permits, subdivision regulations, code enforcement and community design guidelines.  Under direction of the Development Service Director, who is appointed by and is responsible to the City Manager, the Development Services Department serves Anderson residents directly at our public counter, and indirectly by guiding the City's urban form from concept to construction. The services within the department include Planning, Building and Safety and Code Enforcement.  

Building & Safety:  Regulating the construction or renovation of buildings is an important aspect of consumer protection that benefits both the residents and visitors of our City.  Before a building is constructed or altered the property owner is responsible for obtaining a building permit from the City of Anderson.  Plans are reviewed to ensure the design will satisfy all City and State construction codes.  Once the permit is issued, certified inspectors will conduct inspections for building code compliance and to make sure that the work is consistent with plans approved by the City.  

Code Enforcement: The mission of code enforcement in the City of Anderson is to protect the health and safety of the City's residents, and visitors,  and the  livability of the community by assuring compliance with the City's land use, environmental and building codes.  Our ordinance enforcement program is handled on a complaint-driven basis.  Once a written complaint is received, we will review the allegations and schedule an inspection of the site if potential violations exist.  After the site visit, the inspector will consult with planning regarding violations of the zoning regulations.  When it is determined that a violation of our codes does exist, we will notify the property owner of the violations and try to achieve voluntary compliance to correct the problems.  

The Planning Commission: The Planning Commission acts "To partner with and engage our community to provide services, preserve our small town atmosphere,protect our parks, enhance the quality of life and plan for the future". The City of Anderson Planning Commission (PC) consists of five (5)members appointed by the City Council. The commission's task is to review evaluate and approve rezoning requests, general plan amendments,use permits and tentative subdivision and parcel maps,maintaining the applicable standards and policies of the City of Anderson.

1887 Howard Street, 2nd Floor, Anderson, CA
For general information call 530-378-6636