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Planning Office
570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3885
Fax: (831) 646-3408

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Closed: noon - 1 p.m.
Planners are available from
10 a.m.- noon & 1 to 3 p.m.

Kim Cole
Managing Principal Planner

Elizabeth Caraker
Principal Planner

Todd Bennett
Senior Associate Planner

Christine Hopper
Senior Associate Planner

Joyce Halabi
Administrative Assistant II

Jenny Nelson
Administrative Assistant II

This page provides a comprehensive list of all resource documents that apply to planning and land use regulations.

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Home Occupation

The Zoning Ordinance defines “home occupation” as a business activity conducted in a residential unit that is incidental to the principal residential use of the lot or site. In order to operate a business from your home, you must first have
    1) a home occupation permit and then
    2) a business license.
Applicants apply for a home occupation permit can obtain a tentative approval from the Planning Office and then apply for a business license at the Revenue Office. Details and Application Form

County Health Permits

Information regarding the requirements for obtaining a health permit within the City is also provided here. Please note that the City of Monterey does not issue health permits. The Environmental Health Division of the County of Monterey Department of Health is responsible for the issuance of these permits. The information is included in this Web site as a courtesy to those who may be considering starting a business in Monterey that may require the issuance of a health permit. Monterey County logo

County of Monterey Department of Health:
1270 Natividad Road,
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-4505 or
1200 Aguajito Road
(831) 647-7654

Chap 19, City Code

Chapter 19, Licenses, Fees & Charges

Article 1. In General
Article 2. Schedule of License Taxes
Article 3. Health Permits
Article 4. Fee & Service Charge Revenue/ Cost Comparison System