Create and Submit Planning Applications

  1. Under the Planning tab, click CREATE AN APPLICATION.

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  2. Under the Online Application section, read the disclaimer, click box to accept the terms, and click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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  3. Select the planning application by clicking on one of the circular buttons.  Click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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    Please refer to the table below for more information regarding minimum submittal requirements for each Planning Application.

    Planning Application Minimum Submittal Requirements
    Address Assignment - Signed Application
    - Site Plan
    - Floor Plan
    Application - Signed Application
    - Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations
    - Project Narrative
    - 500' Radius Map + mailing labels
    - Any other relevant information
    Development Assistance Team - Signed Application
    - Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations
    - Project Narrative
    - Any other relevant information
    Initial Planning and Zoning Review - Signed Application
    - Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations
    - Project Narrative
    - Any other relevant information
    Landscape Plan Review - Signed Application
    - Landscape and Irrigation Plans
    - Any other relevant information
    Preliminary Plan Review - Signed Application
    - Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations
    - Project Narrative
    - Any other relevant information
    Residential Animal Permit - Signed Animal Permit Application
    - Detailed Site Plan
    - Any other relevant information
    Temporary Activity Permit - Signed TAP Application
    - Site Plan
    - Any other relevant information
    Temporary Sign Permit - Signed TSP Application
    - Site Plan showing the banner size (dimensions of banner) and location
    - Any other relevant information
    Wireless Permit - Signed Wireless Permit Application
    - Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations
    - Project photos and photo simulations
    - Any other relevant information
    Zoning Letter Request Letter

  4. Under Step 1: People > Contact Details
    Enter the applicant contact information. Click SELECT FROM ACCOUNT if you are using existing contact information or ADD NEW if you are adding a new contact.  Click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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  5. Under Step 2: Location > Location Details

    Enter the address (street number and street name) or the Assessor Parcel Number (APN) of the property and click SEARCH.

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    A pop-up window with search results will appear.  Mark the circular buttons to identify the correct address and click SELECT.

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    If the search does not return the expected results, click cancel, then clear, and enter in new criteria and search again.

    Click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

  6. Under Step 3: Information > Details

    Enter the application name, detailed description of the proposed scope of work, and proposed land use from a drop down menu.  Click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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  7. Under Step 4: Documents > Documents

    Attach the minimum submittal requirements.  Click ADD.

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  8. A pop up window will appear.  Click ADD to locate file from your computer and select it.  Click CONTINUE.

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    After the file is uploaded, select the type of file and enter the file description.  Click SAVE.  Click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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  9. Under Step 5: Review
    Please review each section of the application, including Applicant, Address, Project Information, and Attachment.

    Any incorrect information can be changed using the EDIT button for the applicable section.

    Once the application is determined to be accurate, mark the CERTIFICATION box and click CONTINUE APPLICATION.

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  10. Once the application has been submitted, section Step 3: Receipt/Record Submittal will appear with the Record Number. Please write down this Number in order to check the status of the application.

    Click on the Record Number to view a summary of the planning application.

    Your application will be processed in the order in which it was received.  We will contact you via email with further instructions on finishing the process and once the application has been approved.

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Did you know?


Huntington Beach has 75 parks and these parks have 754 acres!  You can find information about the City parks by viewing our City Parks Locator.

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