Appeals

An applicant or any interested person may appeal a decision made by the Zoning Administrator, Design Review Commission, Planning Commission, or City Staff member. A "Notice of Appeal" must be filed within (10) days of the mailing date of the decision notification on the application to the applicant. If the 10th day is on a weekend, the appeal must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, the first business day following the weekend. If the Monday following the weekend is a holiday, then the appeal must by filed by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Notice of Appeal shall specify the person making the appeal, the decision appealed from, and shall state in clear and concise language the reasons for the appeal. A completed Notice of Appeal form, required fee (please see below), and any supporting documentation must be received by the City Clerk, at the address below, within ten (10) days of the mailing date of the decision notification. Notice of Appeal forms are available in the City Clerk's Office as well as in the Community Development Department.  

City Clerk 
City of Walnut Creek
1666 North Main Street, 3rd Floor
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

After the filing of the Notice of Appeal, the City Clerk will schedule a public hearing before the City Council within a reasonable period of time. Posting and hearing notices for appeals are as outlined in Section 10-2.4.501 of the Municipal Code.

Filing Fees
The appeal fee is based on the City Council approved fee schedule and is currently as follows:
 If the appellant is:  Fee to file an appeal:
 An applicant (or his/her representative):
  • appealing a decision on their own project; and
  • who have an open work order account

The applicant will be charged the normal hourly fee for processing, currently $200.00

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 An applicant (or his/her representative):
  •       appealing a decision on a flat-fee application

 $205.00 (flat fee)

 Not the applicant of the project

 $205.00 (flat fee)

 Appealing a large family day care decision

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If you have questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (925) 256-3558.