Development Processing Center (DPC Permit Counter) has Moved !
Starting Tuesday, September 3, 2019, we look forward to serving you at our new permanent location at the County Administration South Building, 601 North Ross Street, Santa Ana. Click here for more details. Please continue to use our online portal for “24/7” County services: myOCeServices.ocgov.com

SERVICE REQUEST SYSTEM: Please register here to create your new customer portal account at https://myoceservices.ocgov.com/ or call Customer Care at 714-667-8888 for more information.

SMALL CELL WIRELESS: All Small Cell Wireless Facilities Applications require a pre-scheduled appointment. We shall use reasonable efforts to offer an appointment within five working days after receipt of a written request from potential applicants. Please click here for submittal package/reviewers checklist requirements.

ZONNIG CODE:
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

October 23, 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.
November 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, County Administration South Building, 601 North Ross Street, Conference Room 300, Santa Ana, CA 92701, unless otherwise notified.
November 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, County Administration South Building, 601 North Flower Street, Multipurpose Room 105, Santa Ana, CA 92701, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
November 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, County Administration South Building, 601 North Ross Street, Multipurpose Room 105, Santa Ana, CA 92701, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
November 13, 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.
News ImageOctober 7, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 10-17-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA19-0193 for a Coastal Development Permit, Variance and Use Permit.

PROPOSAL: A request for a Coastal Development Permit, Variance and Use Permit approvals required for the construction of a detached garage with associated grading.
The Use Permit is required to address a reduced minimum driveway depth of 5 feet 10 inches where the Zoning Code requires an 18-foot minimum depth.

The Variance is required to permit the proposed garage to observe a front yard setback of 5 feet 5 inches where the Zoning Code would require a setback of 15 feet.
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News ImageOctober 7, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 10-17-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR


SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA19-0172 for a Variance.

PROPOSAL: Variance to the Zoning Administrator for a proposed 105 square foot addition connecting the existing single-family dwelling to an existing detached garage located five (5) feet from the rear property line.
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News ImageAugust 29, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSIONNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 9-11-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application (PA180030) – Amendments and Revisions to the Master and Subarea Plans for Planning Areas 3 and 4.

PROPOSAL: Applicant Rancho Mission Viejo (RMV) requests approval of amended Master and Subarea Plans for Planning Areas 3 and 4 (PA3 and PA4) to reflect proposed adjustments to the dwelling unit allocation, the non residential square footage allocation, the Development Boundary, the subarea uses, and the area-wide alternative development standards (ADS). The proposal includes reallocating 1,000,000 square feet of non-residential square footage from PA 4 to PA 3, which constitutes a transfer of 59 percent. The proposal also includes amendments to the Ranch Plan Planned Community (PC) Program Text Exhibit 6 Development Map and Exhibit 7 Statistical Table.
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News ImageAugust 26, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 9-5-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA190042 - A request for a Coastal Development Permit and Use Permit approvals required for the construction of a two-level single-family residence with attached garage spaces.

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

The Use Permit is required to address the proposed over-height walls on the site. A portion of the side wall will be up to eight (8) feet in height where the zoning code allows a six (6) foot maximum height. A Use Permit approval is also required to reduce the driveway depth to 16 feet where the zoning code requires an 18-foot minimum depth.
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