Mono County

Welcome to the Planning Division

  • About the Planning Division

    The Planning Division provides information and collaborates with agencies, organizations and departments involved in planning, environmental review, and development policies. We seek input on planning matters of interest to local residents and property owners through Regional Planning Advisory Committees (RPACs), task groups, surveys, local media, and public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

    The Planning Division processes permit applications as quickly as possible without compromising the quality of planning services. We maintain continuity between the planning offices in Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport, and ensure consistent information is provided to the public. The Planning Division coordinates with other departments, community groups, organizations and agencies, and forms partnerships to resolve planning issues.

    The Community Development Department offers a wide array of options on our Online Services page.

    Our mission is to provide efficient, responsive, and innovative public service through teamwork.


    This webpage has information on Mono County's policies, regulations, and permits for transient rentals in single-family residential areas. The Planning Commission conducted a series of public hearings and workshops on this issue. Sequential meeting dates have links to agenda packets on specific proposals and meeting minutes that show action taken. The Planning Commission discusses a proposal and then makes a recommendation to the Mono County Board of Supervisors, which makes the final decision on approval or denial. On March 8, 2016, however, Ordinance ORD 16-02 initiated a moratorium on new transient rental proposals. The extended moratorium is set to expire March 2, 2017.