Community Development

Poplar BeachCity Hall and the Permit Counter are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments with Building and Planning Division staff are recommended. Staff also process electronic submittals. Contact information follows:


Building Permits: Benjamin Corrales, Permit Technician (bcorrales@hmbcity.com) or (650) 712-6660


Building Inspection: Call the inspection hotline to request a building inspection at (650) 726-8794; for encroachment permits call (650) 750-2004.

Planning Inquiries and Permits:  Call (650) 726-8270 for an appointment or to leave a message for a Planner.


Housing Coordinator: Michael Noce (mnoce@hmbcity.com) or 650-750-2014


Code Enforcement: Joe Butcher (jbutcher@hmbcity.com or (650) 726-8285 


Public Hearings:  Hearings continue to be conducted via virtual meeting formats with the Planning Commission and Community Development Director. Sign up to receive agendas here.


Department Head: Jill Ekas (jekas@hmbcity.com) or (650) 726-8264