Cases Processed by the EPS
In order to guarantee a high level of service, the EPS selectively accepts cases for processing.
Advisory Agency (Tract/Parcel Maps)
Planning Commission (CPC/APC Cases)
Zoning Administration (ZA Cases)
Director's Determinations (Stand-Alone)
General Plan Amendments/Zone Changes
Multiple Approval Entitlements
Transfer of Floor Area (TFAR) (under 50,000 SF)
Cases Not Processed
Cases requiring a new EIR
Cases involving a Development Agreement
Cases in the Coastal Zone
Cases in the Hillside Zone
Cases in a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ)
Lot Line Adjustments or Certificates of Compliance
Stand-Alone Specific Plan Entitlements
The EPS is a full-cost recovery program. All costs associated with processing a case by the EPS are paid for by the applicants.
Initial Fee Deposits* by Case Type:
DIR Cases & Modifications
ZA Cases (Variance, CUP, ZAA, PA)
Joint ZA/DIR & Tract/Parcel Map Cases
Joint APC & Tract/Parcel Map Cases
Joint CPC & Tract/Parcel Map Cases
*This fee is a deposit. The cost to process an application can exceed the initial deposit. Additionally, the Bureau of Engineering also requires a $3,000 fee to expedite Tract and Parcel Map cases.
Starting Your EPS Filing
A preliminary review of the project during a Consultation Meeting will determine whether it is eligible for expedited processing. The following materials are required for the consultation:* Site Plan* Parcel Profile (from ZIMAS)* Draft Master Land Use Application* Community Plan Referral Form (if within a Specific Plan or Community Design Overlay area)* Affordable Housing Referral Form (if Destiny Bonus)* Design Guidelines Checklist (if new construction)
Once the case has been cleared for EPS filing, an original completed Fee Agreement and the Deposit Fee must be filed with the case submittal at the Development Services Center. All other filing requirements must be adhered to.
To schedule a pre-intake consultation meeting:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information1. Project Address2. Project Description3. Requested Entitlements
For general Planning inquiries, contact:
LADCP Development Services Center