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 Planning Divisiondevelopment. Planning provides staff support to the City's Planning Commission, the Historic Resources Commission, and the City Council. For additional information, please visit the Quick Links box at right.

Important Phone Numbers
Planning Counter:
(714) 647-5804
General Information:
(714) 667-2700


Planning Counter Hours
Monday -
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Planning Division
20 Civic Center Plaza, Ross Annex M-20
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tuesday -
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday -
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Thursday -
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Alt. Fridays -
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (City calendar)

Major Planning Projects and Interactive Map:
Long Range Planning Documents:


Maps and Property Information:
Property Search
Zoning Map General Plan Map

Please note that the draft visioning map is currently being analyzed as part of the Comprehensive General Plan update.  A revised map will be available in early 2018.

Meeting Agenda / Archive

Meeting Agenda Packets/Archive -Current and archival agendas, minutes and audio files are now available via the Clerk of the Council web page.


Planning Counter

This section is the first stop for most customers wishing to obtain permits or zoning information.

Front Yard Fence Permit
Home Occupation Permit
Banner/Temp. Sign Permit
Special Event Permit
All Handouts and Applications

Current Planning

This section works with developers and property owners to facilitate new development in the city.

Site Plan Review Checklist
Site Plan Review Applications
Conditional Use Permit
Minor Exception
All discretionary applications

Advanced planning

This section performs long-range planning for the City including: General Plan maintenance, design and development standards and historic preservation.

Citywide Design Guidelines

Santa Ana General Plan


This section works with Santa Ana's 64 neighborhood associations and community based groups to build capacity, find solutions to problems and  encourgage civic engagement.

Neighborhood Initiatives.