Community Development


Community Development

2015 – 2016 Project Results

In cooperation with the City and its citizens, Developers have participated in and have agreed to make the following approved contributions to Rocklin should their projects proceed.  New housing units represent entitled projects only and do not necessarily include units permitted or constructed.

The Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing the responsible and sustainable growth of the City while ensuring safety and quality of life.  All related permits, entitlements, and site development projects are processed through the Permit Center and reviewed by the Building, Planning, and Engineering Divisions as applicable.

This webpage provides information regarding the requirements and procedures for developing property in Rocklin


Department Performance

In 2016 the Department issued 3,265 permits, conducted 15,040 inspections, and remain committed to operating efficiently while providing excellent customer service.  The Department is working to set performance measures for each Division and many of its processes, several examples of which follow:

Performance Chart

 1. Year to date data from January 1, 2017 through July 1, 2017

2Results reflect average conditions, individual results may vary
3. Department and Division goals are subject to change



The Permit Center is the primary point of contact for development related inquiries and project submittals.  Staff can provide or facilitate answers to most questions, schedule inspections, and issue required permits.

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Building Services

The Building Division is responsible for plan reviews, inspections, building reports and statistics, and updating fee schedules.

Over-the-Counter Plan Check Permit Hours*

8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday

*Over-the-counter permits are simple permits such as small residential kitchen and bathroom remodels, commercial reroofs, etc.  Information for permits must be complete to process over-the-counter.

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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
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Engineering Services

The Engineering Division provides a host of technical services essential to the community development process including reviewing and approving project improvement plans, final maps, and administering City development standards.


Notice of Policy and Procedural Changes

Low Impact Development Standards


Forms, Maps, and Publications

Submit an Improvement Plan/Submit a Map

Flood Zone Information

Encroachment Permit Page


Code Enforcement

The City of Rocklin Municipal Code was established to help maintain a standard in the community for all to enjoy, and is enforced by Rocklin’s Code Compliance Officer.

The Code Enforcement Program is a citizen-based program that inspects and investigates complaints from citizens of the City of Rocklin. Upon receipt of a complaint, a Code Enforcement Officer will conduct a site visit to investigate the reported violation. After confirmation of the violation, the Code Enforcement Officer will take necessary steps to gain compliance with City Codes.