The Palo Alto City Council has adopted an ordinance that temporarily suspends the expiration of some building and planning applications, permits and entitlements, according to a June 1 press release issued by the city. The new ordinance automatically extends applications and permits that were valid and had not expired as of March 16.
Planning applications or entitlements and building applications or permits that were classified as active on March 16 will be automatically extended six months after the county’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Applications or permits that had expired or were otherwise not valid prior to March 16 are ineligible for an extension; applicants and permit holders must apply for reactivation.
Under the current stay-at-home order, the city’s planning and development services department continues to offer online permit services and can also be reached by phone, at 650-329-2496, or email: [email protected]