Planning Division

The Planning Division, within the Community Development Department, is responsible for:
  • Assisting City Council with planning for the City's future development
  • Reviewing proposed development projects for conformance with the City's adopted policies and ordinances
  • Maintaining and implementing the City's General Plan
  • Providing information to the public about planning, zoning, planning permits, and landscape architecture requirements
  • Providing staff for the Planning Commission, Historical Architectural Review Board, and Art Review Board
Find information about Planning permits and download the Planning Application Form

Boards and Commissions
Find information about the Art Review Board, Historical Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission, Sustainability Commission, and Zoning Administrator

Development Activity
Learn about citywide development projects, including those in the City's Priority Development Areas

Environmental Review
Learn about the environmental review process and find environmental documents prepared for specific projects

Find maps with information about zoning, land use, development activity, and more

Plans and Guidelines

Residential Projects and Resources
Find the resources you need to complete your residential project

Learn about residential, commercial, and industrial zoning district
Accela Citizen Access
Civic Insight
Introducing Citizen Access, the City of Fremont’s new online tool!
  • Look up permitting information on a specific property.
  • Check on the status of a permit.
  • Request a building inspection.
  • Submit a complaint to the City's Code Enforcement division.
  • To get started, visit
Introducing Civic Insight, the City's new interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity citywide over the past 10 years. To get started, visit For minor permit activity (e.g., solar, home occupation, encroachment permits), use Citizen Access.