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“The Community Development Department is dedicated to serving the community, protecting the quality of life, preserving property values, and improving the built and natural environment.”

That’s our mission.  Responsibilities range from issuing building permits and business licenses to code enforcement, design review, zoning administration, implementation of the MAP (Monrovia Area Partnership) program and historic preservation.

The Community Development Department is comprised of three Divisions:

Each Division provides an essential service to the community and our intent is to provide easy access to all of the information that is available to you.  We are happy to discuss your projects, questions and concerns at the Community Development Department counter or over the phone.  Feel free to contact any of our staff if you have any questions or need additional information.

The City of Monrovia is a great place to live, work and play and our staff is committed to seeing that it remains this way.  We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and we desire your complete satisfaction.  I am always happy to hear your feedback on ways we can better advise, guide, and assist you.

In addition to our website, I would also encourage you to keep up with the Department’s current news by reading our two blogs: Over the Counter, and The Neighborhood Fix or better yet, subscribe and you’ll be sure to keep up to date.

Whether in person, on the phone or electronically, I hope that your experience with us is a good one.

Craig Jimenez, AICP
Director of Community Development