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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
Scott Hutter
Associate Planner

La Palma City Hall
7822 Walker St.
La Palma, CA  90623

Ph: (714) 690-3336
Fx: (714) 523-2141

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Appoinment Only:
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

The Planning Division is responsible for the application and administration of the City’s Zoning Code and policies and procedures relating to land use and development within the City. The Planning Division encompasses both current and advance planning functions of the City and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Architectural and Site Plan Review
Processing of Development Entitlements 
    - Conditional Use Permits 
    - Temporary Use Permits 
    - Precise Plans 
    - Signage 
    - Zoning Code Compliance
Tract Maps / Parcel Maps
Zoning Verification Letters

Current Planning

Current Planning includes the processing of applications for Conditional Use Permits, Precise Plans, residential and commercial remodels, signage, temporary use permits, and design review. The Division prepares and presents completed applications for developments / permits to the Development Committee and City Council.

The Planning Fee Schedule adopted by the La Palma City Council for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 lists all current Planning & Zoning fees for administrative and discretionary approvals.

The latest Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) adopted fee schedule for Planning and Development Services is available on the OCFA website at:

The latest California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) adopted Environmental Document Filing Fee Schedule for CEQA Documents is available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website at

Project Currently Under Review

Planning Applications

Artificial Turf Permit (Application)
Business Sign Permit (Application)
Community Event Permit (Application, Guide)
Discretionary Permits - Precise Plan, Conditional Use, Master Sing Plan, etc. (Application)
Film Permit (Application, Guide)
Garage Sale Permit (Application)
General Plan Amendment (Application)
Lot Line Adjustment (Application)
Outdoor Display & Seating Permit (Application, Guide)
Request for Donation/Contribution (Application)
Residential Remodel & Addition - Level A, B or C (Application)
Subdivision Map (Application, Guide)
Temporary Banner Permit (Application)
Temporary Real Estate Sign Permit (Application)
Temporary Use Permit (Application, Guide)
Variance (Application)
Zone Change (Application)  

Advanced Planning

Advance Planning includes the review and update of the General Plan and all planning-related Municipal Code updates.

City of La Palma Zoning Code

City of La Palma Land Use Map

City of La Palma Zoning Map