The Planning Department plays a critical role in achieving the City Council's goals and objectives relative to land use, urban design, and the quality and sustainability of the built environment.  Our team focuses on development that enhances economic value, quality of life, and complete community.

For New Project Submittals an Appointment is Recommended


To see the status of your plan check or permit, visit the City of Ontario Citizen Portal Access

The Ontario Plan provides a long-term vision for the future growth and development of the City.


For general inquiries, the Planning Department can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (909) 395-2036. 

Rudy Zeledon
Planning Director

Department Location
303 East "B" Street
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone (909) 395-2036
Fax (909) 395-2420



Planning Commission Meeting

The June 22, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting will be held in person.

Face coverings and social distancing protocols will be enforced. 




Downtown District Plan - Live Webinar Session

The Downtown District Plan provides the framework to foster a viable, livable, sustainable, and healthy downtown. By identifying and responding to revitalization fundamentals, such as land use, the plan seeks to create a placed-based, people-focused commercial and cultural center for the downtown. Such a place that has thriving local economy which supports our businesses, is rich in character, and features inviting public spaces that make residents, visitors, and businesses feel a strong sense of connection and is where they want to be. 

The Downtown District Plan Webinar was held on July 30, 2020. The recorded webinar can be viewed below.

Please provide any input, comments, questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas, by completing and submitting the comment form (Link to website comment form).




Downloadable Files

Temporary Outdoor Dining for Restaurants and Personal Care Services Program

The City of Ontario has developed a program to allow restaurants to have temporary outdoor dining and allow outdoor personal care services in response to COVID-compliant requirements. To ensure and promote public safety, all temporary outdoor personal care services and outdoor dining spaces for restaurants shall require a permit. Please click on the links below to learn more about the program, review the guidelines and procedures and download the application. 

Should you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (909) 395-2036. 



Downloadable Files

Development Code
Zoning Map

Click here for our Zoning Map.