Welcome to the Planning Services Division of the City of Garden Grove. Planning Services is responsible for administering the City's zoning and land use codes. The City's land use regulations are intended to create a positive business and living environment while preserving and enhancing the appearance of the City. Read More...
Prior to establishing a business, signing a lease to start a new business, constructing an addition to your home, building a new home, or developing a property, we encourage you to reach out to Planning Services in order to obtain the necessary information that you will need in order to begin your project. Our goal is to assist you in making the process as easy as possible.
If you are a homeowner, contact both the Planning Services and Building Services Divisions if you intend on adding a room, constructing a patio cover, building a wall, installing a shed or pool, or similar improvement. Because there are setback, height, lot coverage, opens space, and construction requirements that will affect your proposed project design, it is helpful to contact us before finalizing any improvement plans to identify specific requirements and fees.
If you are a business owner, prior to expanding an existing business, or establishing a new business, contact the Planning Services Division to determine if your use is permitted and to determine if the site where you want to locate is adequate in size and has ample parking to support your use. Additionally, you should contact the Building Division to discuss any Uniform Building Code requirements that would affect any construction or tenant improvements you will need to make. It is important for you to contact the city prior to purchasing or leasing a property/building to identify any specific requirements and fees. Depending on your use and the type of improvements you are proposing, your project may require a discretionary review.
If you are developer and you are looking to build a new structure, add on to an existing structure, or perform a building renovation contact the Planning and Building Divisions prior to designing the project. Contacting us prior to beginning the design phase of your project will ensure that the site is appropriate for the proposed use, and we can help you identify any development standards and Uniform Building Code requirements that will be required to be incorporated into the project design. Additionally we will be able to determine the appropriate application process.
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