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Planning Application Packets

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Until further notice, Costa Mesa City Hall is CLOSED to the public in keeping with Governor Newsom’s direction regarding COVID-19.

Development Services will continue to offer services online, and via email, telephone or conference line in order to follow the Governor’s guidance and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Please see below for more information:

Planning Applications

To submit a Planning Application electronically:

  • Email a complete signed application (PDF) to
    • If over 10 MB, please email instructions for access to a document sharing site where City staff may download the complete application including project plans.)
  • When received, City staff will respond with an email confirmation and an application number for tracking purposes.
  • Fee payments may be wired to the City at no additional charge by following these instructions. Once the payment is wired, please email the payment confirmation along with the site address and planning/building permit application number (when assigned). Once payment is received, the application will be processed.
    • Payments may also be made by emailing a signed credit card authorization form (PDF) with your planning application. Please note that there is a $15,000 credit card transaction limit. Checks may be mailed to the City; however there will be a delay of several days for processing of physical checks or other similar forms of payment.