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City of Buena Park
6650 Beach Boulevard, First Floor
Buena Park, CA 90622

Matt Foulkes Director 
Phone: (714) 562-3610 
Fax: (714) 562-3770
Office Hours / Map / Schedule

BUILDING DIVISION: (714) 562-3636
PLANNING DIVISION: (714) 562-3620 

Under the direction of the City Council, the primary responsibility of the Community Development Department is the long-range planning and physical development of the City to promote liveability and appearance. The department ensures the City's viability through enforcement of land use, construction, health, safety and environmental regulations. This involves land use and development standards, building codes, economic vitality, and adherence to the General Plan.

The Community Development Department consists of three divisions: Planning, Building, and Neighborhood Improvement/Code Enforcement. These divisions work closely together to provide a comprehensive approach to planning the best future possible for Buena Park and to improve the City as visualized by the General Plan.

The General Plan is the City's adopted policy guide for the long-range development of Buena Park. The central concept in the General Plan is "a well planned, balanced city of residential, commercial, industrial, public and semi-public uses with an emphasis on tourism." This means maintaining an appropriate mix of housing, jobs, shopping and recreation/entertainment opportunities. Although the General Plan sets the standards for growth and establishes future land use patterns, zoning establishes the use and development standards of property. Each zoning district is separate and unique to allow separate uses and compatibility with the particular characteristics of each neighborhood. The Zoning Ordinance comprises the land use regulations which contain provisions applicable to all zoning districts, specific district regulations, and development standards applicable to one or more uses or districts.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding Building, Code Enforcement, and Planning.



The Fourth District Strategy: This report summarizes the results of a study effort focused on the identification of potential regional bikeways within the Fourth District in Orange County. Click here to view Bikeways Strategy


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