Welcome to Orange County’s destination for your planning and development needs.  Development Services is a multi-disciplinary land development organization that offers comprehensive services to obtain a wide variety of building permits, special events permits, and land use entitlements.  Our priority is to serve the residents, businesses, and development community by improving the quality of life and protecting the environment through safe, sustainable planning and development practices.

Feel free to browse our new website and utilize our online services, or come see us at the Development Processing Center to work with one of our friendly development specialist professionals.

We thank you for your business!
Colby Cataldi
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Deputy Director, OC Public Works / Development Services

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May 11, 2016
1:30 PMOC Planning CommissionAll Planning Commission Hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30pm, on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Wednesday of each month at the Hall of Administration Building, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92702, 1st Floor, Planning Commission Room, unless otherwise notified.
May 12, 2016
8:30 AMDevelopment Processing Review CommitteeAll DPRC meetings are scheduled to be held from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month at the County of Orange, H. G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, 8th Floor, Conference Room 808, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless otherwise notified.
May 14, 2016
10:00 AMFree Open House Event Hosted by OC Public Works Celebrating National Public Works WeekIf your kids love Legos and dump trucks, bring them to OC Public Works's 2016 Annual Open House celebrating National Public Works Week!
At this FREE community event, guest will:

- Enjoy free refreshments, live music, educational activities for kids
- Learn about OC Public Works (OCPW) projects throughout Orange County
- Meet OCPW staff, including engineering environmental and construction experts
- Get an up-close look at construction equipment and the facility re-design to enhance water quality/stormwater collection
News ImageApril 19, 2016  County's La Pata Ave Extension nearly 90% completeOC Public Works reaches 2-year construction milestone as extension portion of the major road project is expected to be completed in August 2016. View update for details and to see the project's photo gallery.
News ImageDecember 22, 2015  Orange County Launches Online El Niño Prep Resource for the PublicOC Public Works, County Supervisors, OC Sheriff’s Department and OC Fire Authority came together on December 16 to launch and provide an update about the County’s coordination and planning efforts. Read OC Register coverage to learn more:

News ImageNovember 16, 2015  FOX 11 News Features OC Public Works Prep for El NiñoFOX 11 News highlighted OC Public Works’ preparation for El Niño with the use of efficient "tiger dams," a re-usable water-filled bladder system. Click here to view.

News ImageOctober 26, 2015  Expedited Solar Photovoltaic Plan Check Requirements and ProcedureANNOUNCEMENT: Effective September 30, 2015 Expedited Solar Photovoltaic Plan Check Requirements and Procedure now available.