Planning Application Center

The Planning Department is in the process of revising most Planning Applications. A Planning Application is required for many new development projects, including the commencement of a new use, the construction of new buildings, and many exterior building modifications.

Please review the Planning Review Times and Process document here.

The new Universal Planning Applications provide guidance regarding all required information and eliminate the need to duplicate project and contact section information section on multiple planning application forms. There are three steps to the application process: Application Preparation, Project Documentation, and Project Submission. 

1. Application Preparation

The Universal Planning Application Forms are required documents for all applications. The initial application preparation stage includes a mandatory pre-application meeting with the City to initially review your project and address any project or form specific questions. Payment of application fees is not required to complete the Pre-Application Form and schedule a pre-application meeting.

Pre-Application Meeting Request Form

Prior to submitting, please review and complete each form to ensure all text and signatures have been addressed. You may wish to review the application fees which will be due at the time of application submittal. After you select the form link below, please download or save the form to enter the necessary information. 

2. Project Documentation - Development In Progress

3. Project Submission 

The City adopts a fee schedule on an annual basis. Please determine your application fees by viewing the Fee Schedule and be prepared to make the necessary payment with your project application.

Once all necessary forms, checklists, documentation, and plan set sheets have been complied, you are ready to submit to the department. Please note that a submission to the Planning Department does not constitute an approved project. 

Applications may be submitted in person at City Hall 701 4th Street, Yreka, CA 96097. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 5:00 PM. Special accommodations can be made for Friday submission by calling (530) 841-2324 or emailing

General questions or requests associated with planning application can be directed to or (530) 841-2324.