Planning Division

To allow for construction of a new City Hall, the current City Hall offices will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, November 18, 2022. Temporary City Hall offices will open to the public on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 1 pm. The temporary City Hall offices will be located at 30448 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 110, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675.

The Planning Division is responsible for overseeing the land use regulations that apply to all private properties within the City. These regulations include residential and non-residential development standards and entitlement application processing requirements. The Planning Division reviews proposed development projects for compliance with land use policies and standards set forth by the City's General Plan and Municipal Code.

Please be aware that the Planning Division counter at City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment for all planning application submittals as all planning applications need to be submitted in person with hard copy plans. 


Zoning Documents & Resources

Planning Documents & Resources