Town Hall Staff is available only by email and phone due to COVID-19Click for the latest information about the town's response to COVID-19, resources pages, and other relevant information.    



The Planning and Building Department is now offering virtual appointments for services that include counter meetings with a planner, building/planning permit submittals, and many more!  Please visit the appointment page for instructions on what services are currently being offered and how to schedule. Your patience is appreciated as we anticipate a high volume of requests; it may be a week or longer before we are able to contact you. 


Please review the updated Planning & Building Department Guidance for instructions on what services are currently being offered and how to schedule.


Welcome to the Building & Planning section of the Town's website. From this section you can find an overview of the Building & Planning Department, including information on how to apply for various building permits. There are also tips on incorporating green building into your project, and a section where you can download pdf's of Town ordinances and regulations. A helpful FAQ section for both Building Permit and Planning may help you answer any building related questions.

If you are considering selling a home in Portola Valley, please visit the Town Requirements for Selling Property in Portola Valley page.

You can also access information on the Public Works activity in Town, including contact information.

Finally, you may review and download pdf sections of the Town's General Plan in this section.