A Director Review (DR) permit is an administrative permit issued by the Planning Director that avoids the time and expense of a public hearing before the Planning Commission. Director Review permits typically are issued when sufficient standards are contained in the Mono County General Plan, when projects are minor and noncontroversial, and when exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Director Review permits may be processed with or without notifying adjacent property owners. A DR permit without notice takes approximately one to three weeks to process. A DR permit with notice takes approximately four to six weeks, which typically includes a 10-day review and comment period.