Planning & Building


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We want to learn and hear from you about our City's housing needs and collective community goals. Please take a moment to take our community survey and share your thoughts with the City. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Community Survey - English

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Limited Indoor Waiting Area

We're practicing social distancing, which means we may ask visitors to wait outside until there's enough room inside our waiting area. Waiting areas are standing room only.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Counter Hours
Monday - Frday
8:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.

Phone Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Important Message: City Hall offices close promptly at 3:00 p.m.

For same day service, please ensure you arrive early as our indoor waiting areas may fill to capacity prior to 3:00 p.m. There is no outdoor waiting after 3:00 p.m. If you will be submitting a large project, it is advisable you arrive earlier in the day to allow enough time to complete your plan review submittal.

Planning and Zoning

Planning Services Division Public Counter Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • In addition, Planners are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to assist with general planning and zoning questions, signs, fences and walls, not requiring a Building permit. Please contact us by phone or email.
    • Planning and Zoning Services call (714) 765-5139 or
    • Planning and Zoning Services email:
    • Please include the following information: name, site address, your specific question.
  • For assistance regarding an Investigation or Code Enforcement issue, please call (714) 765-5366.  Please leave a voice mail with your name, contact telephone number, site address and a brief description of the issue.  Your assigned Planner will contact you to obtain all the required information needed to proceed.

Code Enforcement 

Planning - Public Record Requests

For information on available City services and how you can access them, please visit the City Hall Services During Coronavirus website.

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As a result of the threat of COVID-19, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 (superseding the Brown Act-related provisions), which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body. Pursuant to this Executive Order, Planning Commission members will participate in the April 26, 2021 meeting remotely. Members of the public will be able to access the meeting live on-line, with audio and limited video using the following link:

In addition, members of the public can submit comments electronically for Planning Commission consideration by sending them to, or directly to the project planner as indicated on the agenda, prior to consideration of the agenda. Those comments will be distributed to the Planning Commission members and will be made part of the official public record of the meeting. Contact the Planning and Building Department at 714-765-5139, the project planner listed on the agenda, or with any questions.