(310) 253-5740 Main

The Advance Planning Division is responsible for articulating the long-range vision of the City of Culver City through land use and policy planning.

Building Safety

(310) 253-5800 Main (Permits, Inspections, Plan submittals)

The Building Safety Division is responsible for the enforcement of all building codes adopted by the City and the State of California for local jurisdiction enforcement.

Code Enforcement Services

(310) 253-5940 Main
(310) 253-5555 Hotline

The Division is responsible for enforcing the City Code.

We strive to provide excellent customer service and to protect, preserve and improve the quality of life of our citizens. 

Current Planning

(310) 253-5710 Main
(310) 253-5725 Zoning
(310) 253-5721 FAX

Current Planning Counter Hours:
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

General Office Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

(City Hall closed every other Friday)

The Current Planning Division maintains and implements the City's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and prepares other specialized planning documents, including Specific Plans.

Economic Development

(310) 253-5760 Main

Economic Development is dedicated to enhancing the City’s economy by attracting investment to the community, expanding the City’s tax base, and balancing private sector needs with neighborhood quality of life issues. For more information please see our Economic Development Implementation Plan or learn about our Current Projects.


(310) 253-5780 Main
(310) 253-5786 Info Line
(310) 253-5785 Fax

The Culver City Housing Authority is responsible for developing, preserving, and administering affordable housing programs and projects for low to moderate income households to ensure that all neighborhoods are quality livable places that are free of blight, where residents feel safe, and can access resources and services.  Our mission is to support and enhance the social well-being of the citizens of Culver City and expand affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income families.

Community Development

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The Community Development Department is responsible for guiding, monitoring, and facilitating development within Culver City. The six divisions that make up the Department each play a separate but mutually supporting role in community building.


Sol Blumenfeld - Community Development Director
310-253-5700 email
Administers and supervises all Community Development activity and operations

Lisa Pangelinan - Senior Management Analyst
310-253-5761 email


REACH Codes Public Outreach Meeting

REACH codes are a set of statewide optional construction standards for energy efficiency that exceed the requirements of the state’s mandatory codes.

REACH Codes Presentation from Public Outreach Meeting

Read the public notice about the REACH codes and community meetings.

Seasonal Shelter Maps (coming soon)

  • Cal Trans Site Map
  • Culver City Laydown Lot
  • LA City Site
  • Metropolitan Water District Site
  • Venice Blvd Parking Lot
  • Virginia Lot 

Temporary Shelter Matrices (coming soon)

  • Final RFP 1916 Temporary Shelter Summary Dot Matrix
  • Proposed Seasonal Shelter Site Summary Matrix
  • Preliminary Study Seasonal Shelter Site map




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City Hall Landscaping & Centennial Garden Project

by Helen Chin09/05/2017 12:00 AM
Updated: 11/01/2017

Old City Hall Facade ReplicaOn November 28, 2016 the City Council formed an Ad Hoc Subcommittee comprised of Vice Mayor Thomas Small and Council Member Jim Clarke to oversee a design competition amongst City architects for a Centennial Garden to memorialize the City’s 100th year anniversary and to replace City Hall’s landscaping with drought-tolerant plants (the “Project”). 

An RFP was released that required competing firms to respond in the following two phases:  In the first phase, all the firms were invited to submit conceptual plans for the Project.  In the second phase, those selected as finalists were invited to submit a proposal that outlines the costs to implement their concept.

A nine member Project Review Committee (Committee) was formed to evaluate the four competing conceptual plans that were submitted.  The Committee selected SWA and wHY as finalists and invited them to present their conceptual plans to the City Council and members of the community on August 30, 2017.

Their August 30, 2017 City Council meeting presentations:

Their PowerPoint presentations:

What do you think?  Call Helen Chin, Public Works-Management Analyst at 310-253-5618 or e-mail her at with any comments you have or better yet, to indicate which design you prefer.


On September 25, 2017, the City Council will consider the cost proposals submitted by the two finalists and they will be asked to select a firm to complete the Project.  

  1. Updated: 11/01/2017
  2. Updated: 09/21/2017