New Pleasanton website aids permit, zoning inquiries

Business owners can access sites online to check status

The city of Pleasanton has launched a new website that features two new, interactive online tools designed to make the permitting and zoning process easier to navigate.

The site is available both for companies now in business here as well as for firms that are looking to renovate, expand or relocate a business in Pleasanton.

"We're excited to be able to offer these interactive, online tools as a one-stop shop for permitting and zoning needs in our ongoing effort to make these important city services easier to access and navigate" said Gerry Beaudin, Community Development Director for Pleasanton.

In December 2015, the City Council approved a master agreement with OpenCounter Enterprises, Inc. to help streamline business permitting and registration processes for entrepreneurs. By moving these functions online, small business owners can access the site 24/7 and find out about permitting requirements, fees and processing times for their proposed use and location.

ZoningCheck brings together the power of the city's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tool, zoning ordinances and Planned Unit Development criteria to streamline the process for determining whether a particular use is "permitted" or whether a conditional use permit would be required.

"Our OpenCounter application takes technical planning terms, fees, and processes and makes them easier to understand," said Beaudin.

"We hope that interested parties will check out to take advantage of these exciting new tools, as well as our existing building permit status update application."

For more information, visit

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