General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
377 J Street
Crescent City,

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Community Development Department

The Community Development Department encompasses Code Enforcement, Economic Development and Planning for the City of Crescent City.


The City of Crescent City contracts planning services through SHN, Inc.  Ethan Lawton is assigned as the main contact for the City of Crescent City.

Planning Contact

Ethan Lawton

(707) 633-9031

Maps and Plans

Code Enforcement

This division provides an integrated approach to Municipal Code and California enforcement to promote a clean safe and healthy environment for all residents by enforcing the City's Health and Safety Code.


Code Enforcement Contact 

Robin Altman

(707) 464-7483 ext. 223

Economic Development

Our mission is to forge partnerships in our community and create economic resilience. The City of Crescent City Economic Development Division is dedicated to creating jobs, stimulating the growth and expansion of business and improving the quality of life in Crescent City.

Crescent City Economic Development Strategic Action Plan (June 2021).pdf

Del Norte County 2019-2024 CEDS

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) provides an action plan for collaboration between government, private sector businesses, non-profit community organizations and the public to accomplish shared goals for economic development in Del Norte County and the Crescent City Harbor District with the assistance of a committee of business-people and agency representatives.  The plan includes economic and demographic information and trends, a review of infrastructure and transportation needs, and goals and objectives for economic development in the region over the next five years.  The plan also includes a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis as well, based on ADE's data analysis and input from the CEDS committee, government agencies, and the public.