Development Services Programs

The Development Services Department includes a range of services that significantly affect the physical environment and the quality of life enjoyed by Town residents. The Department reviews all development applications to ensure consistency with community standards and protection of public health and safety; and ensures that new capital projects are designed and constructed to meet community needs and expectations.

The Department is responsible for the following community-related functions and services covered under each program:

Planning Program: Processes all development applications and oversees all design review approvals. This program is also responsible for drafting new or updated Town ordinances and prepares amendments to the Danville General Plan. In addition, the Code Enforcement function within the program handles nuisance abatement and zoning and development code violation concerns.

Building Program: Administers building permits, performs records requests, performs plan reviews, issues building permits, provides building inspection services on issued permits, and provides building code enforcement services.

Engineering Program: Reviews all proposed land development projects in the Town, issues encroachment permits, and executes the design and construction of public projects such as streets, parks, and public buildings.

Capital Improvement Program: Every year, the Town adopts a five year capital budget, known as the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Separate from the Town’s annual operating budget, the CIP funds public infrastructure projects, including street repair, traffic improvements, civic facility construction and maintenance, and park development and maintenance.

Transportation Program: Promotes and enhances transportation mobility and safety within the community, and provides leadership on regional transportation issues.

Clean Water Program: Provides management of the Municipal Regional Permit and other requirements for keeping our creeks clean. This program facilitates meeting the requirements of the Clean Water Act and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.