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.

New Project Submittals require an Appointment


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.


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 October 27th, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting will be held in-person.  

Attendees will be screened with temperature checks and be required to wear masks at all times. Social distancing measures will also be enforced. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report (45-Day Review Period)

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been prepared for the Merrill Commerce Center Specific Plan (Click here for the DRAFT EIR).

The 45-day Public Review Period extends from October 9, 2020 through November 23, 2020.

Comments will be received until 5:00 PM November 23, 2020. Any person wishing to comment on this project must submit comments in writing to:

Charles Mercier
Principal Planner

Mailing Address
303 East "B" Street
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone: (909) 395-2036
E-Mail: [email protected]



Downloadable Files

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.