Filing of Appeals

Filing of Appeals:

Aggrieved parties and applicants can submit appeals of discretionary decisions at the public counter and online.  An appeal contests the outcome of a project or policy decision.

On the final day to file an appeal, the application must be submitted, accepted by Planning staff, and paid for by 4:30PM (PT). Should the final day fall on a weekend or City Holiday, the time for filing an appeal shall be extended to 4:30PM (PT) on the next succeeding working day.

Appeals of entitlements and CEQA decisions using form CP-7769 or CP-7840 can be filed online using the instructions below.  Building and Safety appeals cannot be filed online at this time.

Click here for Interim Appeal Filing Instructions
Click here for Appeals fact sheet


Application Package:

Planning staff will screen the application package to determine whether all documents and materials applicable to the request (i.e. depending on the location, type of project or requested action) have been submitted. To facilitate the filing process for mailed or dropped-off applications, materials should be organized in the order listed in the Appeal Application's instructions.

Please refer to the City Planning case determination to identify the Zone Code section for the entitlement and the appeal procedure.

To start the online appeal process, click on the link below. If you do not have an account in our Online Application System, you will need to create a login: