Community Development

The City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Development is comprised of three main departments: Planning and Economic Development, Engineering Services, and Building and Safety, each of which has a role delivering on a world class community.


The Planning and Economic Development Department (PED) works with residents, business owners, and elected officials to build a consensus on how to equitably develop the city on a human-scale going forward, both short-term and long-term. The Planning Division administers the City's General Plan and Development Code which are the key documents that guide physical development (what can go where and under what conditions) in the city. The Economic Development Division focuses on improving the business environment in Rancho Cucamonga, aiding with business location questions, permit processing issues, real estate acquisition or other types of business assistance.


The Engineering Services Department designs and administers capital improvements such as roads, bridges, or traffic signals, including both public and private property, for efficient, effective, and safe use by everyone. Engineering also includes Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility (RCMU), which provides electricity and broadband communications services to part of the city.


The Building and Safety Department issues building permits and conducts inspections for new construction, additions, and remodeling work. Building and Safety promotes the continured development of a safe and prosperous community be utilizing the building codes to protect health and safety while building positive working relationships with the construction industry. 


If you need to speak with one of our staff, please use the directory HERE to locate the department or person you need to speak with.


We look forward to working with you!