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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Click here to visit the City of Rancho Cordova's webpage with city-specific information on COVID-19/Coronavirus.

City Hall and City Services

Your City Council and city staff are operating with essential services. This means City Hall remains open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM as an essential service facility but with some modified services. City staff who can work from home are doing so to do their part and those who are at City Hall are adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Entitlement Submittal Process

We have modified our entitlement submittal process. You may drop off documentation for entitlement submittals at City Hall, and a city staff member will work on your request and contact you via telephone if there are any questions. 

You may also email entitlement submittals to

Temporary Outdoor Operations

To access our temporary outdoor operations application, click here.

Contact Information

 Hours  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
 Telephone  (916) 851-8750
 Address  City of Rancho Cordova 
 Planning Department 
 2729 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


The Planning Department is located on the 1st floor of the City Hall Building.

For general planning/zoning inquiries please call (916) 851-8750 or email

Planning Department Directory

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South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan

The City of Rancho Cordova assisted in local efforts to adopt the South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP or Plan).  The SSHCP encompasses a 317,000 acre area in south Sacramento County and streamlines federal and state permitting for development and infrastructure projects while conserving habitat.  An interconnected regional preserve system of over 36,000 acres - roughly 1.2 times the total size of San Francisco - will be created over the next 50 years to protect twenty-eight plant and wildlife species and their natural habitats.  The Plan is the first in the nation to include Clean Water Act (CWA) permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) permits issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  Instead of permitting through several separate state and federal agencies, most actions in the Plan area can be permitted through the City of Rancho Cordova Planning Department.

The Plan Area is located in the southern portion of Sacramento County.  It is divided into two components: inside and outside the Urban Development Area (UDA).  All proposed urbanization and some preserves will occur inside the UDA.  Most preservation will occur outside of the UDA and help protect agricultural lands as well as habitat.  

SSHCP Covered Activities may be carried out by the Permittee Agencies or by Third Party Project Proponents.  The Conservation Strategy and process for Covered Activity project authorization is described in the SSHCP and associated permits.  In all cases language in the permit(s) prevail when different than the SSHCP.  The Plan will be made consistent with the permit conditions and language.

Forms are located on the Application Forms page. Click here.

Darcy Goulart, Planning Manager
(916) 851-8784

Roles, Responsibilities and Activities

The Planning Department does a number of things to ensure a well planned, attractive and sustainable community, and to respond to the needs of the community, including:


  1. Development review: Reviewing planning applications for compliance with City standards and policies including Zoning, Specific Plans, and SPAs, and Design Guidelines
  2. Advance planning: Support for policy changes including General Plan updates
  3. Environmental review

These functions help us carry out our goals to create a positive community image that promotes community investment and enhancement in both new and existing neighborhoods, promoting bicycle, pedestrian and transit friendliness, becoming a regional

More Information about Pending Special Projects

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