Planning Division


NOTICE: Due to the state-wide COVID-19 Emergency, inquiry response times as well as application processing and review will be delayed. We appreciate your patience.


WHAT'S MY ZONING?: To find the zoning designation for your property, and what uses are permitted in that zone, please use our Interactive Zoning/ Land use Map. To see the uses permitted within each Zoning Distrcit, click on the ‘Zoning’ category hyperlink within your search result.


Single Family Residential Quick Reference Handout  (includes information on setbacks, driveways, fences, etc.)


Multi-family Residential Quick Reference Handout   

Single Family Residential Room Addition Guidelines
Also see: Sample Plot Plan and Planning Division FAQs


Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines  

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) / Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) Regulations 


Common Property Line Wall Agreement for Block Walls.

Please refer to Section 19.328.020 of the Buena Park Zoning Code for Block Wall regulations

Find your lot dimension from Orange County Land Records

  Search existing entitlements on your property

Short-term Rental Information 

Artificial turf procedure 

Approved Cottage Foods List 

  Home Occupation Permit information


To obtain a Home Occupation Permit, and a fence permit, you must apply in person at the City Hall. For all other questions you can quickly and easily submit your questions on-line using our On-line Inquiry Portal.


 Commercial Quick Reference Handout   

Fence/ Wall Regulations 

Search existing entitlements on your property   If your property is within a specific plan area (the Zoning is ACSP, ECSP, BOMUSP), you can see all the specific plans here.
Water efficient landscaping regulations and submittal requirements    Parking requirements 
Contact the Finance Department to apply for a Business License   Site Plan information requirements 


To apply for a business license or a sign permit, you must apply in person at the City Hall. For all other Planning Division applications, use the  On-line Inquiry Portal providing details of your project scope. A planner will contact you with further details.

DID NOT FIND THE INFORMATION YOU WERE LOOKING FOR? You can quickly and easily submit your questions on-line using our On-line Inquiry Portal

PLANNING DIVISION COUNTER HOURS: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm; Appointments available 1:30 - 4:30 pm; For appointments, call - 714-562-3611

The Planning Division is responsible for the administration of the General Plan and implementation of the Zoning Ordinance and Specific Plans. The division reviews plans for new and remodeled industrial and commercial development, as well as new residential development, and expansion. The Planning Division works closely with the City Council and Planning Commission in providing technical expertise and research capacity.  

Contact us by phone: 714-562-3620

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer