To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except the main customer service counter (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM), Development Services, and the Permit Counter which is also open 8AM-5PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.



The Planning Division provides professional guidance and technical assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, the general public, and is responsible for managing the orderly growth and development of the City of Lincoln. This involves administering and implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the General Plan, the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The Planning Division reviews and processes all land use development applications to ensure that the best interests of the citizens of Lincoln are served. These land use entitlement applications include (among others) specific plans, tentative mapping, environmental documents, conditional use permits, design review, development agreements, and amendments to the General Plan, Zoning, or Subdivision Ordinances.

The Planning Division participates in the planning and implementation of development projects by providing direct support services with attendance of all meetings of the Planning Commission. The Planning Division also acts on items including, but not limited to, building permits, grading permits, improvement plan review, sign permits, and all business licenses. 

Lincoln Municipal Code

General Plan Land Use Map

Zoning Map 

Lincoln Downtown Urban Design Plan

Water Master Plan

Forms, Applications and Handouts

Fees - Planning and Development Services

Development Services - Development Application

Conditional Use Permit Submittal Requirements

Commercial & Industrial Design Review Submittal Requirements

Residential Subdivision - Production Home Design Review

Tentative Subdivision & Final Map

Certificate of Compliance

Planning Staff Directory

Robert Poetsch, Senior Planner or (916) 434-2470