City Hall offices will be closed on December 22-29 in observance of holidays. NO INSPECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED DURING CITY CLOSURE.
On December 13th, counter services will be closed at 11am.
Planning Services is responsible for implementing the community vision of the natural and built environment as outlined in the General Plan, a comprehensive strategy for management of future physical growth and change within the community. Additionally, Planning Services administers the City Zoning Code and other ordinances/codes related to land use and development.
Planning Before Building
In order to ensure that projects meet the requirements of the Aliso Viejo Municipal Code, applicants are now required to discuss and obtain approval for their project from the Planning Department, prior to the submittal of plans to the Building Department. This process begins with the completion and submittal of a Zoning Compliance Application (PS-240) (PDF) to Planning Services. Please note, PS-240 requires a signature and/or letter of authorization from the property owner as well as the applicable residential management associations at the time of submittal.
Aliso Viejo has a reputation for being a strong and lively community designed to not only meet the growing needs of its residents but also its businesses and workforce. Well-situated with excellent freeway access from Interstate 5 and California State Route 73 and within close proximity to John Wayne Airport, Aliso Viejo offers modern retail and office buildings and state-of-the-art amenities. Here you will find a balanced mix of high-profile corporate offices for established companies, young professionals thriving at fast-growing firms, and emerging entrepreneurs.
The City supports a diversified, thriving business community with companies such as Ambry Genetics; MicroVention; RxSight, Pacific Life Insurance Co.; United Parcel Service (UPS); Pepsi Bottling, Inc.; and the Renaissance ClubSport Hotel. Building on this competitive base, the City’s economic development programs encompass several services that provide a direct benefit to existing Aliso Viejo businesses and prospective and enterprising businesses looking to expand or relocate to this dynamic south Orange County community. The City is committed to enhancing our business-friendly environment, helping businesses grow and succeed, increasing the job base for residents, and bringing economic vitality to the community. With amenities that include award-winning schools, attractive neighborhoods, and excellent shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment options, Aliso Viejo is an ideal place to live and work.