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Planning and Building


Planning and Building Agency
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alternating Fridays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Counter Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public Counter Hours for Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed

About the Planning and Building Agency

The Planning and Building Agency plays a critical role in achieving the City Council's goals for the physical development of the community. The agency's objective is to provide a safe, attractive, and business-friendly community through implementing state and local construction codes, as well as planning and regulating future land uses.

Key services

How can we help you?

Get some guidance on how to start a business and access necessary forms.

Learn more about development projects under review in Santa Ana.

Find out how to schedule a building or occupancy inspection.

Submit, resubmit, view history, and/or view status of your plan check application here.

Report barking dogs, stray animals, or other issues.

Find your neighborhood association and help your community.

Get access to zoning maps to see what is permitted and what isn't.

View our program guidelines on preserving historical buildings in the City of Santa Ana.

Find out the requirements for building a fence around your property

Planning and Building Board, Commission and Neighborhood Initiatives meetings.

Contact us if you need help or have any other questions.

Events and Meetings

Feb 26 2024

Planning Commission Meeting

5:30pm - 8:00pm City Council Chambers
  • Directions

The Planning Commission  meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. The agenda for regular meetings is available 3 days in advance. Planning Commission meets in the City Hall Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Planning Commission meetings now have both in-person attendance and...

Mar 3 2024

Santa Ana Pet Vaccine Clinic

1:00pm - 2:30pm Santa Ana Parking Structure
  • Directions

The City of Santa Ana offers low cost vaccinations for all dogs and cats every Saturday and Sunday. Available on site are vaccination packages, microchips, physical exams, prescription flea control, fecal exams, and diagnostic testing. For vaccination and service pricing: Dogs: Cats: All veterinary services are provided by Vet Care Vaccination Services, Inc. Date: Every Saturday and...

Mar 6 2024

UPDATED Lyon Street Neighborhood Association Meeting (Ward 3 & 6)

6:15pm - 7:30pm Kennedy Elementary School
  • Directions

The Lyon Street Neighborhood Association will be hosting their general meeting on March 6, 2024 at 6:15 PM at Kennedy Elementary School located at 1300 E McFadden Ave. Agenda: City's Public Works Agency Traffic Engineering will provide an update regarding the permit parking pilot program on Warren Street. SAPD South East Area District Commander Hernandez...

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