Permits, Inspections, & Appointments

City Hall Public Counter Appointments

Most City Hall counter services require an appointment, but walk-in cashier/bill payment is available. Visitors who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear face coverings.

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Residential Parking Permits

Schedule a permit parking appointment:

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The Public Works Agency requires eligible residents to provide legible photocopies of the following documents before parking permits are issued:

  1. Valid driver's license (not expired).
  2. Proof of address: grant deed or letter/lease agreement and utility bill (gas, water or electric).
  3. Vehicle registration (not expired) of each vehicle. The name on the registration must match the name on driver’s license. The address must match the resident’s eligible address.

The purpose of residential permit parking is to enhance the quality of life in the residential neighborhoods by reducing noise, parking congestion, traffic hazards and illegal activities. This is accomplished by limiting the number of street parked vehicles on a residential block within a permit parking district.  If you have any questions or would like to know if you are eligible for a permit, please contact Traffic Engineering at (714) 647-5623.

Building Safety Permits and Appointments

For information on:
  • Counter Appointments
  • Building and Residential Permits
  • Plan Check
  • Inspections
  • Property Information

Please visit the Building Safety Division webpage of the Planning and Building Department

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Special Event Permits

Interested in hosting your next special event at a City public park or facility? Learn how to obtain a special event permit.

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Film Permits

Are you looking for the perfect location to shoot your next photo shoot, film, television series, or commercial? If so, film Santa Ana! Learn how to obtain a film permit for filming on both public and private property.

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Dog License

The State of California requires local jurisdictions to implement a dog-licensing program for public health and safety purposes (i.e., control of rabies and other contagious diseases). Santa Ana Municipal Code requires a license for every dog over the age of four (4) months that is owned, kept or harbored by, in the custody of, or under the control of any person within the City.

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