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Community Development Department

7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Fridays

Do you need a building permit? What is the zoning of your property? The Community Development Department provides a variety of services that ensure that the development and use of real property within the City creates and maintains a safe, economically vital and aesthetically pleasing place in which to live, work, and visit.

Community Development 2013 Year In Review

The Department is responsible for:

Planning and Zoning Division

The Planning Division includes Current Planning and Advance Planning functions:

Current Planning

The Current Planning Division reviews proposed development applications to ensure compliance with the Zoning Code and related development standards. Current Planning staff work with applicants to process a variety of entitlements including conditional use permits, design reviews, sign permits, temporary use permits, and temporary sign permits. The Current Planning Division provides support to the Planning Commission.

Advance Planning

The Advance Planning Division oversees a variety of activities including:

  • Long-range planning activities such as General Plan Amendments, Zoning Code updates, and regional planning issues to include housing, transportation, air quality, airport issues, and demographics.
  • Monitoring of State and Federal legislation for potential impacts to the City, and acts as the staff liaison to the Historic Resources Committee and the Tustin Pride Committee.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Planning Updates

On September 14, 2011 the Community Development Department met with members of the community regarding an update to the First Street Specific Plan.  Please click on the links below to review the presentation and planning documents.

Planning and Zoning Documents

The Planning Counter at (714) 573-3140 is open during the above hours and a Planner is available to provide a variety of planning and zoning information and applications.

The Building Division applies building regulations to ensure that new and existing buildings and structures are safe and suitable for their intended uses. The Building Division oversees:

The Building Division Counter at (714) 573-3131 or (714) 573-3132 is open during normal office hours and a Building Technician is available to provide Building Permit Information and Applications.

If you have a question but are unsure of which division to contact,
call (714) 573-3106 to be directed to the appropriate staff member.

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