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Planning Division


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

About the Planning Division

The Planning Division maintains the City's General Plan and Zoning documents. Planning is also responsible for environmental review, historic preservation, implementation of commercial cannabis regulations, and new development. Planning provides staff support to the City's Planning Commission, the Historic Resources Commission, and the City Council.

How can we help you?

This section works with developers and property owners to facilitate new development in the city and implement the City’s commercial cannabis ordinances.

This section performs long-range planning for the City including: General Plan maintenance, coordination with regional agencies, and annual reporting to state agencies.

The Neighborhood Initiatives team works with Santa Ana's 64 neighborhood associations and community based groups to build capacity, solve problems and encourage civic engagement.

This section implements the City's Historic Preservation program and maintains the Citywide Design Guidelines

Access information about any Santa Ana property. Search by address or parcel number.

Have a question about making any property changes to your residence or business? Our FAQ provides answers and links to any permits you may need.

More information

  • Planning Commission information will be posted on the City Clerk’s Boards and commissions page.
  • Historic Resources Commission meetings will be posted on the City Clerk’s Boards and commissions page.
  • Zoning Administrator Hearing meetings are held in person.  Meeting information is posted and updated on the Zoning Administrator page.
  • Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) Neighborhood Association meetings are located on their homepage.  Information about Com-Link can be accessed here.
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