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.

ZONING 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

February 5, 2020
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, Boardroom 300, Santa Ana, CA 92701, unless otherwise notified.
February 5, 2020
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.
February 6, 2020
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.
February 12, 2020
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.
February 19, 2020
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.
News ImageJanuary 9, 2020  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1-22-20 BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Subject: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA19-0152 for a Site Development Permit including a Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standard for the La Pata Transfer Station (Ranch Plan Planning Area 10)

PROPOSAL: Site Development Permit to allow for the construction of a 9.5-acre facility for the consolidation and transfer of recyclable materials collected from southern Orange County municipalities and a Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standard. The facility will operate 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, with consolidation and transfer operations occurring within an enclosed 85,000 square foot building. The Project Specific Alternative Site Development Standard will allow a maximum building height of 45 feet where 35 feet is the maximum permitted.

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December 2, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSIONNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 12-11-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT: Zoning Code Amendment CA 16-01 – Comprehensive Zoning Code Update

PROPOSAL: Amend the text only of County of Orange Zoning Code contained in the Codified Ordinances of the County of Orange (Division 9, Article 1 and 2) to incorporate a comprehensive update of the Zoning Code. The Zoning Code Update will include amendments to: 1) the Zoning Code’s format, 2) land use regulations and site development standards, 3) permit requirements, and 4) parking regulations. The Zoning Code Update will also address new State laws regarding housing. The County of Orange Zoning Map will not be revised.
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News ImageNovember 22, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 12-5-19
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA19-0170 and PA19-0171 for a Use Permit

PROPOSAL: Use Permit to the Zoning Administrator to establish two remainder lots as legal building sites per Section 7-9-126.2 of the Zoning Code and allow for the future development a new single-family dwelling on each lot.

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News ImageNovember 22, 2019  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATORNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 12-5-19
12-5-1BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA19-0232 for a Variance.

PROPOSAL: Variance to the Zoning Administrator to allow a new remodeled roof to be 3 feet 1 inch from the interior side property line where the Zoning Code would require a 5-foot setback. Proposed roof would match the existing legal nonconforming setback and no new floor area would be added.
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