Community Development


Community Development Department

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.



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

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.


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.


Resources for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

The City of Rocklin has prepared a list of various organizations focusing on the needs of Rocklin persons with developmental disabilities. These organizations provide support to individiuals and families who have physical, learning, language, or behavioral impairment. These conditions begin before the age of 18, have an impact on daily life, and generally last throughout a person’s life.


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Rocklin receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) each year. The funds are used, in part, to assist residents with securing decent housing, benefit the elderly, and expand economic opportunities for those of low and moderate incomes.

In April of 2020, the Rocklin City Council resolved to award a total of approximately $42,000 in CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 to four local non-profit organizations serving the people of Rocklin. The four organizations who will receive funding include: The Salvation Army, Seniors First, Stand Up Placer, and Foothills Habitat for Humanity.

The City of Rocklin is currently planning for the use of fiscal year 2021-22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds. The City has yet to be notified of its 2021-22 award. The City expects to receive an amount roughly equal to the 2020-21 award of $279,000. The City of Rocklin is required to prepare an Annual Action Plan which provides information on the needs of low- and moderate-income residents and eligible target areas of the City during the period between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The Plan also describes the activities that the City will undertake to meet those needs with the limited funding.  Should the actual award amount differ from the current estimate, the City will make proportional adjustments to all areas of allocation.

Document Release  / Public Review Period and Hearing Schedule for Draft Annual Action Plan 2021/2022

Below please find the Draft AAP Document for review.

2021 Annual Action Plan for Public Review

The City will accept public comment on the draft Action Plan until 5:00 p.m. March 23, 2021. The draft Plan is available during normal business hours at City Hall at 3970 Rocklin Road.

The City Council is scheduled to hold a Public Hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on April 13, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Rocklin Event Center (2650 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin CA) to solicit public comments on the draft Annual Action Plan.

The City Council is also scheduled to hold a Public Hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on May 11, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Rocklin Event Center (2650 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin CA) to consider the adoption of the final Annual Action Plan.

The City will submit the Action Plan to HUD for review and approval on or before May 15, 2021.

Public comment on the Action Plan must be addressed to:
Laura Webster, Director of Long Range Planning and Housing
Economic and Community Development Department, City of Rocklin
3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677   (916) 625-5592