Zoning Administrator

The Zoning Administrator issues land use permits that are minor in nature and may adopt specific findings of fact to support the resulting decision, or require specific conditions. Some Zoning Administrator permits are administrative determinations, while others require a noticed public hearing.

The Zoning Administrator reviews and makes administrative determinations regarding:

The Zoning Administrator serves as the hearing officer and conducts public hearings to review and render decisions regarding certain discretionary permits, including:

  • Variances
  • Use Permits
  • Reduced Parking Permits
  • Fence, Wall, and Hedge Modifications

Decisions regarding these discretionary permits are not rendered during the public hearing. Following the hearing, the Zoning Administrator prepares a written decision to approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application. Copies to the written decision are sent to the applicant, as well as to all persons who submitted a request to speak at the public hearing or submitted a letter regarding the project.

Meetings & Determinations

Zoning Administrator Hearings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30am in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California.

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