Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for overseeing and guiding development in the Town of Moraga. Planning Department activities include:

  • Administering building and planning regulations, including the Zoning Ordinance
  • Assisting the public with Town permit applications, land use, and zoning information
  • Complying with county, state, and federal land use and environmental programs and regulation
  • Conducting environmental review for development projects and various land use programs in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Implementing the Town’s General Plan (PDF)
  • Implementing the Town storm-water permit, recycling programs, and county-wide transportation and growth management programs
  • Providing staff assistance to the Town Council and Planning Commission (Design Review Board)
  • Reviewing and processing development proposals
  • Reviewing building permit plans and applications

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Housing Element Plannint Department Page
  1. Please help us with the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update!

    Connect with the County Office of Emergency Services through the following linked confidential survey! Read on...
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    The Town of Moraga adopted the 6th cycle Housing Element on January 25, 2023 and submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development on January 26, 2023. Read on...
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Contra Costa County Building Permits & Inspections

Building plan check and inspection services are provided through the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development. See the Building Permits page for more information.

Building Inspection Office Resources

Moraga Orinda Fire Protection District

Plan Check and fuel mitigations services are provided through the Moraga Orinda Fire District. See the “Our – District” page for more Information.


Moraga Orinda Fire Protection District

1280 Moraga Way

Moraga, CA, 94556

Phone: (925) 258-4599


Moraga Orinda Fire Protection District Resources

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

5019 Imhoff Place
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 229-7371


The Permit Counter’s plan review drop-off/pick-up hours 

8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Monday through Friday. 


Central Contra Costa County Sanitary District Permit Resources