*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

April 20, 2019
8:30 AMLower Santa Ana River Earth Day Clean-Up Event

Trash is polluting our creeks, rivers, bays and ocean. Join your friends and neighbors in helping to keep our waterways healthy.

The County of Orange and Surfrider Foundation are committed to keeping our beaches and waterways clean. With your help, trash and other debris will be removed from the Santa Ana River before it reaches the beach.

Come do your part to ensure this is another great summer at our Orange County beaches!

May 1, 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.
May 1, 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.
May 2, 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.
May 2, 2019
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee MeetingThe agenda to this meeting will be posted at a later date.

Note: This is an alternate meeting date.
To confirm meeting date contact OC Watersheds at (714) 955-0600.
News ImageApril 19, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 5-2-19 BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA190001 - A request for the approval of a Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit and Variance in conjunction with the construction of a three-level single-family residence with attached garage.

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News ImageApril 19, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 5-2-19 BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL: Esencia Retail, LLC requests approval of a Site Development Permit to allow for the construction of a 301,636 square foot mixed-use center on a 18.3-acre site and two Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standards. The proposed project is the first phase of the Esencia Mixed-Use Center and will comprise of 7 buildings including a 40,000 square foot fitness club, a 27,300 square foot Roller Skating Rink, 99,200 square feet of multi-tenant flex space, and 135,136 square feet of mini-storage space. The first Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standard would allow a minimum building setback of 12 feet where 25 feet is the minimum permitted. The second Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standard would allow for modifications of off-street parking regulations. The inclusion of these Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standards requires that the Zoning Administrator, in a public hearing, be the approving authority for this project proposal per Ranch Plan Planned Community Program Text Section II.C.4.b.

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News ImageApril 19, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 5-2-19 BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA180033 - A request for the approval of a Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit, Variance and Lot Line Adjustment in conjunction with the remodeling of a two-level single-family residence adding approximately 1,327 square feet to the residence and an attached 685 square foot garage.

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News ImageMarch 21, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY SUBDIVISION COMMITTEENOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 4-3-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE

SUBJECT: “B” Vesting Tentative Tract Map 17575 for Planning Area 2, Subarea 2.4, Ranch Plan Planned Community
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