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Yes, a building permit is required when installing a new fence or removing and/or replacing an existing fence.
Walls that require a building permit include:
To obtain a building permit, please provide a site plan to Planning Staff (TustinPlanning@tustinca.org). Your site plan must include property dimensions, label property lines, the proposed location of the fence or wall shows wall/fence and provide construction details for the wall/fence with details on materials and height. For more information on the requirements for submitting to Building Division, please follow this link. Once your plans have been approved by both Planning and Building Divisions, a building permit will be issued.
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To learn what you can do to your property, you may email the Planning Division at TustinPlanning@tustinca.org or call (714) 573-3140. Please provide the property address so Staff can determine the zoning designation and let you know any development standards and/or setbacks.
Zoning is a type of land use designation (i.e., R-1, C-1, SP-8, etc.) that depends on a parcel’s location within the City. If you would like to do something to your property, please contact the Planning Division (TustinPlanning@tustinca.org) to confirm the zoning designation. This way, Staff can help you determine the allowed uses and development standards.
To verify the zoning of a property, please request a Zoning Verification Letter in writing and send it to TustinPlanning@tustinca.org. The cost of a Zoning Verification Letter is $200.00 per parcel or property. Please mail your payment to the Planning Division at:
Attn: Erica H. DemkowiczPlanning DivisionCity of Tustin300 Centennial WayTustin, CA 92780
Planning Staff must receive your written request and payment before the letter is prepared. A letter is typically prepared within 8-10 business days once all information has been provided.
ADUs or JADUs are allowed on a lot that contains a proposed or existing legally developed single-family or multiple-family dwelling within the City of Tustin. ADUs and JADUs may be added to existing single-family or multi-family properties in different ways, such as:
For more information about ADUs and JADUs, please follow these links:
A business license is required to start and/or conduct a business in the City of Tustin. Please email the Planning Division at TustinPlanning@tustinca.org, or call (714) 573-3140, and provide the property address to find out if your business is allowed within the designated zone. Once Planning Staff has confirmed your business is allowed within the zoning district, you may submit a business license application online at this link.