Planning Services

Overview

PLANNING SERVICES

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The Planning Division provides a variety of services including:

  • Implementation and monitoring of the City’s growth and development policies
  • Processing development entitlement applications
  • Making recommendations and providing professional guidance to the City Council and Planning Commission at public hearings
  • Updating and maintaining the City’s long range planning documents
  • Processing administrative permits such as special events, oak tree removal permits, administrative variances, sign permits, and home business permits

The Planning Division provides a variety of services including:

  • Implementation and monitoring of the City’s growth and development policies
  • Processing development entitlement applications
  • Making recommendations and providing professional guidance to the City Council and Planning Commission at public hearings
  • Updating and maintaining the City’s long range planning documents
  • Processing administrative permits such as special events, oak tree removal permits, administrative variances, sign permits, and home business permits
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ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CLOSURE – AUGUST 25, 2017

In an effort to better serve our customers, the Economic & Community Development Department will be closed during normal office hours, 8:00am to 12:00pm, on Friday, August 25th, 2017, for staff training and development. Department Services, including the Permit Center, Business Licenses, and Building Inspections will not be available all day August 25, 2017. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Planning Division Staff

BRET FINNING, PLANNING SERVICES MANAGER
bret.finning@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5164

DARA DUNGWORTH, SENIOR PLANNER
dara.dungworth@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5163

NATHAN ANDERSON, ASSOCIATE PLANNER
nathan.anderson@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5114

SHAUNA NAUMAN, ASSISTANT PLANNER
shauna.nauman@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5138

JENNIFER MANZKE, PLANNING/BUILDING TECHNICIAN
jennifer.manzke@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5167

 

Most questions and requests for information should be directed to the Planner of the Day, and the first available planner will respond.

planner@rocklin.ca.us
(916) 625-5166


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CITYWIDE DESIGN REVIEW CRITERIA

Photo of Architecture showing Design GuidelinesThe City of Rocklin has adopted Design Guidelines and Criteria that are applicable to specific types of residential and non-residential projects Citywide. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: site planning, building (design, color, materials and articulation), signage (building mounted and freestanding), landscaping, pedestrian amenities, loading facilities, walls, mechanical equipment screening, trash enclosures and small lot residential subdivisions.  

These Guidelines and Criteria are utilized by staff, the Planning Commission and the City Council when reviewing specific development proposals.

Citywide Design Review Guidelines

Architectural Guidelines

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Development Activity Report

Development Activity Report

Currently the Planning Division is in the process of updating the Development Activity Report with new projects and updated project status information. When the updated version is published, the effective date will be reflected.

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General Plan
City of Rocklin General Plan Documents

General Plan mapThe City of Rocklin General Plan guides physical development of the land and expresses community goals allowing growth to meet community needs, while preserving environmental and historical integrity. 

Adoption of the first General Plan corresponded with the population boom and expansion of business and industry that began in 1974. Becoming popular as a place to live and do business, the City of Rocklin updated the General Plan in 1991 to reflect the diversifying character of the community. The most recent update was in October of 2012.

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Signs and Sign Permits

Sign Ordinance and Sign Design Guidelines Signs & Sign Permits 

The Rocklin City Council approved an update of the Rocklin Sign Ordinance Chapter 17.75 Signs on Private Property on January 28, 2014. The updated Sign Ordinance is now in effect. Businesses are required to comply with the City of Rocklin’s Sign Ordinance as well as the citywide Design Review Guidelines.  Follow the above links to these documents for more information.

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Water Efficient Landscape Guidelines & Templates

Water Efficient Landscape Water Efficient Landscape Guidelines & Templates 

The City of Rocklin has developed Residential Landscape Templates that are meant to provide guidance for submitting residential landscape plans for new construction in compliance with the State’s new Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) which is in effect as of December 1, 2015.