The Planning Division deals with technical and aesthetic issues as they relate to land use, environmental concerns, and zoning.
Current Planning is responsible for: administrating the City's Zoning Ordinance, regulations, policies, and codes; processing planning applications for the Streets & Trails Commission, Planning Commission, and the City Council; environmental review of projects; plan checking of projects as they relate to zoning and land use; responding to telephone calls and inquires both in writing and at the public counter; field inspections of existing and proposed sites for final occupancy and other planning issues; and business license review for new and existing businesses in the City.
Planning activities of advance planning include: research, data analysis, and report writing of federal, state, and local mandated documents required of City Government for legislative review and compliance. Other documents are prepared in an effort to seek funding from various federal, state, and or local agencies, for an array of land use projects. Additionally, updates and amendments to the Norco's Zoning Code, Municipal Code, and Norco's California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines are prepared as well as reports under separate cover to reflect new and or required legislation.