Planning Division



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City of Westminster
Planning Division
8200 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
T: 714-548-3247

Steve Ratkay, AICP
Planning Manager

Counter Hours
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on alternating Fridays.
Please see the City Calendar for open and closed Fridays.


  • Services requiring in-person visits or public service counter assistance have been suspended indefinitely.
  • Please contact the Planning Division by phone at (714) 548-3247 or by email at  if you are a new customer or have questions.
  • If you have an active project, please contact the staff member you have been working with by email.
  • For more information regarding other City services, please Click Here.


  • Most business can be conducted via phone, video conference, or email. Please call to speak with a staff member who will help you determine the best course of action. 
  • Most Planning Division employees are working remotely at this time. However, all calls and emails are being returned if not immediately answered.
  • Information and many forms can be found in our Community Development page.
  • Planning Division will not be issuing permits that will generate public contact (i.e. Garage Sale Permit, Temporary Use Permit, Public Hearings, etc.)
  • Submittal review and processing times may be extended due to current conditions. This is particularly true for projects requiring review by multiple agencies or divisions such as the Police Department or OCFA.
  • We will continue to update the public with the latest developments as they happen on our City website.

The role of the Planning Division is to implement the City's vision and goals for community development and land use as established in the Westminster General Plan. Learn more about our General Plan Vision Statement.

The Planning Division is involved with a wide range of activities ranging from processing applications for development projects to conducting complex policy and research studies. The Division also advises the Planning Commission and City Council on various topics including architecture/design, environmental analysis, and land use.

A central responsibility of the Planning Division is to implement the City’s comprehensive General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The two basic areas of planning include current planning, which focuses on new development in the City; and advanced planning, which deals with the long-term goals, objectives, and programs of the City. 


Quick Links

Zoning Code 



Project W 

Zoning Map

General Plan

Planning Commission