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Development Services
Joseph Lambert
Director of Development Services

401 E. Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA  92870

Ph: (714) 993-8124

Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed every Friday

Building Inspection Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

What We Do
The Development Services Department oversees all land use matter and activities in the City. The Department evaluates and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on discretionary items including, but not limited to, General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes, Tentative Maps, Development Plan Review for residential, commercial and industrial projects, Use Permits, Variances and Special Use Permits. Department Staff are responsible for administering building and safety code requirements, as well as redevelopment, municipal code compliance, environmental compliance, economic development, building plan check and commercial and residential building inspections. 

Specific Areas of interest include:

Development Services also works closely with the Downtown Merchants’ Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and regional committees.

Development Services also works closely with the Finance Department on assisting with the opening of new businesses in the City. To review our guidelines for opening a new business in Placentia, please click here.

401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117