Community & Economic Development

About the Department

The Community and Economic Development Department is composed of the following divisions: 
  • Building & Safety 
  • Business Licenses
  • Economic Development
  • Housing & Grants
  • Planning

While each are functionally different, their integration is essential to the development, maintenance, and future of Citrus Heights.

The Community and Economic Development Department works collaboratively with other City departments to provide a variety of City services. The Community Services Director also oversees the General Services Department.

Community and Economic Development Department Staff

Building & Safety Division

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing building permits, and doing field inspections of buildings to ensure compliance with local and state mandated regulations related to building construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and accessibility.

Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division in partnership with other Citrus Heights departments and the private sector, implements a broad range of strategies designed to strengthen local businesses, expand the Citrus Heights economy, and improve the overall quality of life for residents and community members.

Housing & Grants Division

The Housing and Grants Division administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program, coordinates the city's housing efforts, as well as seeks and administers other grant programs for the city.

Planning Division

The Planning Division serves as an information center to assist citizens and the development community in understanding and applying Citrus Heights development policies in accordance with the General Plan and the Zoning Code.  The division also serves as the primary staff support for the Planning Commission.