Planning Division

Poway Planning Division


The Planning Division administers and implements the City's land use and zoning functions, processes discretionary land use applications, and assures compliance with conditions of approval through various reviews and inspections. This division also ensures compliance with the Poway Municipal Code, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other state and federal regulations.

Sign Regulations Amendment


Poway’s Comprehensive Sign Regulations, Chapter 17.40 of the Poway Municipal Code (PMC), were amended by the City Council in 2012 and 2014 (Ordinance 739). The amendments were based on input from the business community and the general public. The amendments include substantive changes to regulations pertaining to a variety of existing sign types, and provisions for additional signage options. The amended sign regulations are intended to serve the needs of the business community while maintaining a high quality visual appearance in the City’s commercial areas.

The Summary of Sign Regulation Changes provides a quick look to understand what was recently amended in the Ordinance. The City’s Sign Permit Application includes frequently asked questions (FAQ) pertaining to general sign regulations. Also, the city’s Temporary Sign Permit Application includes various FAQs for customers.