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Community Development

The Community Development Department administers the City's land use policies, including zoning, building, subdivision, and environmental regulations, to ensure the orderly physical growth of the community.  Program activities range from advance and current planning to permit inspection, code enforcement, and economic development.  The Department also oversees the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Housing Rehabilitation program.

Pending Applications


  • Notice of Availability, Draft EIR
  • Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
  • DEIR Appendices
  • Final Environmental Impact Report July 2015

    Development Code

    Title 9 of the Mission Viejo Municipal Code, also known as the "Development Code," contains various regulations governing land use in the City.  You can view the Mission Viejo Municipal Code, including Title 9, on the Municipal Code website.


    Planning Permits

    A Planning Application and Initial Study Questionnaire are required for certain development projects in the City of Mission Viejo

    Community View/GIS

    The City of Mission Viejo’s Community View/GIS provides detailed information about properties from a geographic perspective.

    General Information

    About Mission Viejo:  
    Water Conservation
    Contact Us: Questions, comments, or suggestions, send to cd@cityofmissionviejo.org 
    All service requests must be made directly to the Community Development Dept by calling (949) 470-3053