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Community Development Department

7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Fridays

Do you need a building permit? What is the zoning of your property? The Community Development Department provides a variety of services that ensure that the development and use of real property within the City creates and maintains a safe, economically vital and aesthetically pleasing place in which to live, work, and visit.

Community Development Year In Review 2014

The Department is responsible for:

Planning and Zoning Division

The Planning Division includes Current Planning and Advance Planning functions:

Current Planning

The Current Planning Division reviews proposed development applications to ensure compliance with the Zoning Code and related development standards. Current Planning staff work with applicants to process a variety of entitlements including conditional use permits, design reviews, sign permits, temporary use permits, and temporary sign permits. The Current Planning Division provides support to the Planning Commission.

Advance Planning

The Advance Planning Division oversees a variety of activities including:

  • Long-range planning activities such as General Plan Amendments, Zoning Code updates, and regional planning issues to include housing, transportation, air quality, airport issues, and demographics.
  • Monitoring of State and Federal legislation for potential impacts to the City, and acts as the staff liaison to the Historic Resources Committee and the Tustin Pride Committee.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Planning Updates

Tustin's Downtown Commercial Core Plan

The City of Tustin invites the entire Tustin community to participate in interactive public workshops to help shape the future of Tustin’s downtown.

Cultural Resources District - Commercial Design Guidelines

The Commercial Design Guidelines for the Cultural Resources District is complete. This document provides guidelines for the maintenance, rehabilitation, preservation, and enhancement of commercial properties, outdoor amenities, signs, and new infill development within Old Town Tustin. This document is available below.

Printed copies are also available for public review at:

Tustin Public Library
345 East Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780


Tustin City Hall
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780

Planning and Zoning Documents

The Planning Counter at (714) 573-3140 is open during the above hours and a Planner is available to provide a variety of planning and zoning information and applications.

The Building Division applies building regulations to ensure that new and existing buildings and structures are safe and suitable for their intended uses. The Building Division oversees:

The Building Division Counter at (714) 573-3131 or (714) 573-3132 is open during normal office hours and a Building Technician is available to provide Building Permit Information and Applications.

If you have a question but are unsure of which division to contact,
call (714) 573-3106 to be directed to the appropriate staff member.

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Tustin’s mission is to provide effective, high-quality services that foster safety, quality of life, and economic vitality throughout our community.
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm & Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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