Planning Department

City Hall | 16400 Colorado Avenue | Paramount, CA 90723 | (562) 220-2036
M-Th: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Director, John Carver

The Planning Department, under the direction of the City Council and the Planning Commission, works to create a vibrant, attractive, and healthy environment to make Paramount the best possible place to live, work, play, shop, and own a business. Our department is known for providing exceptional customer service. We’re here to help you with your new construction or remodeling project, and we’ll happily guide you through our local Planning and Building and Safety guidelines. 

The Planning Department is comprised of two divisions:

If you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, we invite you to visit our Business Services page for Economic Development information.


Below you can find the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Garfield Avenue Capacity Enhancement Project.

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