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Planning Division

Department of Beaches & Harbors

13837 Fiji Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292


The Planning Division's responsibilities cover a wide range of projects, issues and activities relating to Marina del Rey and most of the Los Angeles County coastline.  These include, but are not limited to:


Marina del Rey

  • Oversee and administer the Marina del Rey Local Coastal Program (LCP)                        Marina del Rey
  • Marina del Rey Seawall monitoring and maintenance, including underwater and above-ground inspections and cathodic protection system maintenance and repair
  • Transportation issues affecting Marina del Rey, including involvement with the proposed SR-90 extension, Admiralty Way/Via Marina improvements, Lincoln Corridor Task Force, bike path and water shuttle

Design Control Board

 Temporary Signs, Banners and Tents

  • Temporary signs, banners and tents are only permitted with Department approval. Temporary permits are granted for a period of 30 days, with the option for one additional 30-day extension. Temporary permits may be requested for events such as "grand openings" and special occasions, which may occur from time to time throughout the year. Applicants wishing to obtain a temporary permit must submit the form below, completed in full, to the Planning Division (contact information is listed on the form). Please allow sufficient time for processing; as temporary permits are not granted "over the counter". Please note that tents will require additional permits from the Fire Department and the Building & Safety Division of the Department of Public Works. Temporary Permits are allowed at the discretion of the Department; Design Control Board approval is not required


Capital Projects

  • Long-range and Current planning, including entitlement assistance in Marina del Rey redevelopment, which involves the Design Control Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning and the California Coastal Commission and capital projects for the beaches, including presentations/approvals by the Department's Beach Commission and the Coastal Commission
  • Construction implementation and coordination
  • Hotline for construction information or complaints: 310-305-9585
  • View information about our Capital Projects


Climate Change and Sea Level Rise



  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility issues and compliance
  • Informing and educating the Department on changing laws and regulations involving coastal issues pertaining to water quality, protected species and plants, coastal erosion, dredging and ADA laws
  • Monitoring and reporting on legislative bills, identifying changes to existing law, estimating impact to the overall mission of the Department and draft bill analyses, reviewing proposed current year State and Federal Agendas and drafting recommendations incorporating Department and County priorities
  • Links to ADA information online: State, Federal

Related Links


California Coastal Commission

California Department of Boating and Waterways

California Department of Fish and Game

California State Coastal Conservancy

California State Parks, Grants Section

Heal The Bay

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

National Park Service

Santa Monica Baykeeper

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles Region

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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