Development Services

The Development Services Department oversees all land use matters and activities within the City of Placentia. The Department evaluates and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on entitlements, which are discretionary items. The following divisions are found within the Development Services Department:

Development Services also works closely with the following committees and associations:

Development Services also works closely with the Finance Department in assisting with the opening of new businesses within the City.

To review our guidelines for opening a new business in Placentia, please review this flow chart (PDF).

Please see the Development Fees page for City and outside agency fees.

Public Records Requests

The City Clerk’s Office handles Public Records Requests in compliance with California’s Public Records Act. To acquire a public record, please submit a Public Record Request Form (PDF). The completed request form may be mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at: 

City of Placentia
Attn: City Clerk
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

You may also fax public record requests to City Hall at (714) 961-0283.