Please note, if you intend to mail your application, please call the Planning and Zoning Counter at (714) 536-5271 (or your project planner, if assigned) for a cursory review of your application to ensure that no major items will be omitted.
General Application. The General Application shall be submitted for the following types of entitlements: Coastal Development Permit, Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, Entitlement Plan Amendment, General Plan Amendment, Local Coastal Program Amendment, Planned Sign Program, Sign Code Exception, Temporary Use Permit, Variance, Zoning Map Amendment and Zoning Text Amendment. The application is available on-line for your convenience. It is strongly recommended that you visit the Public Zoning Counter if you are unfamiliar with the Entitlement Process.
Subdivision Application: The Subdivision Application should be submitted for Tentative Tract Maps, Tentative Parcel Maps or Lot Line Adjustments.
Temporary Sign Permits
Temporary Sales/Event Permits
Building Permit Application
Plan Check Submittal Checklist
Common Block Wall Agreement
Certificate of Occupancy Form
Plan Check - Commercial
Plan Check - Industrial
Plan Check - Residential
Plan Check - Downtown Specific Plan - District 2
Plan Check - Downtown Specific Plan - District 3
Planning Fees - Updated September 2014
Residential Infill Guidelines
Waiver of Development Standards Requirements
Waiver of Development Standards Request Letter
Appointments to discuss a zoning or planning issue, pre-application submittal, or submittal of applications (CUP, VAR, TPM, Etc.) are available at the Planning and Zoning Counter.
The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach! You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach. Learn more about this beach parking pass.