The Planning Division recommends and implements land use policies, processes land use applications and prepares and processes updates and revisions to the General Plan, Municipal Code, Landscape guidelines and Design guidelines. This division provides staff support to City Council, the Planning Commission, Environmental and Historical Preservation Board, and Project Review Staff Committee.
General Plan 2040
On June 15, 2021, the City Council approved a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan and certified the related Final Program Environmental Impact Report. See the General Plan 2040 documents.
Planning Approval Process
Learn more about Planning’s approval process and general application information.
We process various types of applications such as Plot Plans and Conditional Use Permits.
View Planning Records Online
Use our web-based system called SimpliCITY to view and search for planning records such as home occupation permits, entitlements and planning plan checks. Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Policy and Standards
- Planning & Impact Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 2040 General Plan Update
- G.R.E.E.N. MoVal
- Planning Commission
- Environmental & Historical Preservation Board
- Environmental (CEQA) Consultant List
- 2006 General Plan (superseded)
General Plan/Zoning Maps
- Maps/Property Info/Zoning
- General Plan Land Use Map
- Zoning Map (updated 8/2021)
PENDING LITIGATION ADVISORY
On July 15, 2021, The Sierra Club filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the City’s adoption of its General Plan update – including the changes to the Zoning Ordinance in Ordinance No. 981 – for alleged violations of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Sierra Club v. The City of Moreno Valley, Riverside Superior Court Case No. CVRI2103300.) The ongoing litigation could potentially result in the invalidation of the City’s General Plan and reversion to prior zoning laws. Any applications for entitlements which rely on changes in the Zoning Ordinance under Ordinance 981, adopted on August 3, 2021, are at the applicants’ own risk.
See the Sierra Club petition.
- Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
- Cal Environmental Protection Agency
- Cal Env. Quality Act
- Riverside County Environmental Health
- SoCal Air Quality Management District
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services
Division Contacts View all
Main line: 951.413.3206
Fax line: 951.413.3210
Planning Division Manager
Sean P. Kelleher