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WHAT ARE PLANS?
Some form of plan must accompany every application for a permit for a new building structure or addition. Any application requesting a zoning or subdivision action also requires the submittal of plans. The combination and number of plans required depend on the type of application. For example, the types of plans and number of copies required for a Conditional Use Permit varies from those required for residential room additions.

WHAT IS A SITE PLAN?
A Site Plan is a plan drawn to scale showing the uses and structures proposed for a specific parcel of land and adjoining uses. A Site Plan should include the following information:

  • Lot lines and dimensions;
  • Location and size of existing and proposed building properly dimensioned including the dimension to property lines;
  • Location of buildings on adjoining and abutting lots with note as to height in stories;
  • Uses adjoining and abutting lots;
  • All parking and loading facilities showing stalls, access, circulation, docks, ramps and curb cuts and all fences dimensioned;
  • Locations of all trash containers;
  • All existing and proposed easements;
  • All setback lines, properly dimensioned. All contiguous and adjacent properties, streets and alleys, showing centerline and both curb lines; street widths, right-of way lines and street names;
  • Lot size, lot coverage, building area (by floor) and total floor area to lot size ratio; and
  • Site Plan shall be to scale with north arrow.

WHAT IS A FLOOR PLAN?
A Floor Plan is a diagram that shows the overall generalize room configuration and arrangement including room sizes, window sizes and types and uses of all rooms.

WHAT IS A LANDSCAPE PLAN?
A Landscape Plan consists of :

  • A planting plan: including the species, sizes and location of all plants.
  • An irrigation plan including the layout of the sprinkler system; sizes of pipes, and spacing of sprinkler heads.

IS THERE A STANDARD FORMAT FOR PLANS?
All plans should be neat, clear and fully dimensioned. Where feasible, plans should be drawn to 1/4" – 1'-0" scale and should not exceed 18" x 24" in size. A north arrow should always be included on the plot plan. (See sample Plot Plan) PDF 21k.

HOW MANY COPIES OF PLANS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of copies of plans required depends upon the type of application submitted. For small residential additions and alterations, three sets of plans are required for submittal. Information regarding the number and combination of plans required for each application can be obtained from the Community Development Department, 6650 Beach Boulevard, or by calling (714) 562-3620 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and alternating Fridays.