Important Updates:

Invasive mosquitoes detected for the first time in Buena Park. Current risk of West Nile Virus transmission changed from 'high' to 'elevated.' More..

City Structure


Buena Park was incorporated as a General Law City on January 27, 1953. In November 2008, the voters adopted a City Charter. The City Charter is a written document approved by the electorate which acts as a “constitution” for the city. Amendments, revisions and repeals of a charter are subject to the vote of the people.

View the City Charter.

Buena Park operates as a council-manager type of government. Under this type of government, the City Council is the policy-making body and the City Manager is responsible for carrying out Council policy.