*Important Notice* Orange County Public Works is launching a new electronic permitting system on January 28, 2019. Please create your new customer portal account at https://myoceservices.ocgov.com/ or call Customer Care at 714-667-8888 for more information.


*Important Notice* All Small Cell Wireless Facilities Applications require a pre-scheduled appointment. County shall use reasonable efforts to offer an appointment within five working days after receipt of a written request potential applicants. Small Cell Wireless Facilities Applications require all elements of the “Wireless Communications Facilities Within Highways Submittal Package Preparers/Reviewers Checklist” found here; as well as, all other required materials for necessary permits and approvals, e.g., encroachment permits, excavation permits, construction permits, etc. Additionally, Small Cell Wireless Facilities Applications for Small Cell Wireless Facilities on County-owned infrastructure in rights-of-way require a fully executed site agreement between the County and the applicant.

The County of Orange is updating its zoning code to address a variety of issues and opportunities. Click here for additional information.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Welcome to Orange County’s destination for your planning and development needs.  Development Services is a multi-disciplinary land development organization that offers comprehensive services to obtain a wide variety of building permits, special events permits, and land use entitlements.  Our priority is to serve the residents, businesses, and development community by improving the quality of life and protecting the environment through safe, sustainable planning and development practices.

Feel free to browse our new website and utilize our online services, or come see us at the Development Processing Center to work with one of our friendly development specialist professionals.

We thank you for your business!

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Colby Cataldi, Deputy Director
OC Public Works / Development Services

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Events

February 27, 2019
1:30 PMOC Planning CommissionAll Planning Commission Hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30pm, on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Wednesday of each month at the Hall of Administration Building, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92702, 1st Floor, Planning Commission Room, unless otherwise notified.
March 6, 2019
8:30 AMDevelopment Processing Review CommitteeAll DPRC meetings are scheduled to be held from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, on the first (1st) Wednesday of each month at the County of Orange, H. G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, 1st Floor, Conference Room 168, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless otherwise notified.
March 6, 2019
1:30 PMOC Subdivision CommitteeAll Subdivision Committee hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30 pm, every first and third Wednesday of each month at the County of Orange, H.G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, Room B-10, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
March 7, 2019
1:30 PMOC Zoning AdministratorAll Zoning Administrator hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30 pm, on the first and third Thursday of each month at the County of Orange, H.G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, Room B-10, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
March 7, 2019
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda for this meeting will be posted at a later date.
News ImageJanuary 29, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2-7-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA180027 - A request for a Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit and Variance approvals in conjunction with the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a four- level single-family residence with two attached garage spaces.

The Coastal Development Permit is required to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new single-family dwelling in the Emerald Bay Local Coastal Plan area, with associated grading.

The Variance is to reduce the front yard setback from the required 6 foot 3 inch setback to 5 feet and the required rear yard setback from 8 feet 3 inches to 5 feet.

The Use Permit is required to address proposed over-height retaining walls for the project. Proposed 6 to 12 foot walls for the project would exceed the height limitations of the Zoning Code. A Use Permit approval is also requested to permit a reduced driveway length/garage setback of 16 feet 6 inches for one of the two garage entries where the Zoning Code would require 20 feet.
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News ImageJanuary 11, 2019  NOTICE OF SMALL CELL WIRELESS FACILITIES POLICIESOn September 27, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, FCC 18-133 (the “Small Cell Order”), in connection with two informal rulemaking proceedings entitled Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, WT Docket No. 17-79, and Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, WC Docket No. 17-84.
News ImageDecember 21, 2018  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSIONNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1-9-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

LOCATION: Unincorporated Areas of Orange County

ZONING/GENERAL PLAN: N/A

APPLICANT: OC Development Services

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION: The subject project is Categorically Exempt (Class 8 – Action by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment) from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to Section 15308 of the CEQA Guidelines
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News ImageOctober 19, 2018  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 11-1-18
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL –Planning Application PA180025 - a Variance request to allow a minimum side yard setback of
5 feet 10 inches where the E4 District standards would require a 13’10” setback (10% of lot width) in conjunction with the construction of a 1,602 square foot single story addition to an existing home.
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