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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.

Find out how to schedule a building or occupancy inspection.

Report barking dogs, stray animals, or other issues.

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

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

Mar 27 2023

Planning Commission meeting

5:30pm - 8:30pm Santa Ana City Hall
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The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., unless canceled.  Please visit our website to view upcoming meeting information and to see the Planning Commission meeting agenda when it is available. Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom and in-person in the Council...

Mar 30 2023

Related Bristol Specific Plan Project Public Scoping Meeting

5:30pm - 7:00pm

    The City will conduct a Public Scoping Meeting in conjunction with the Notice of Preparation in order to receive public comments and suggestions regarding the scope and content of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) regarding the Related Bristol Specific Plan Project, located at 3600 South Bristol Project. Related Bristol Specific Plan Public...

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