First Things First

Check Zoning

Before you sign the lease, purchase a piece of property, or begin the development process, first be sure to determine the approved uses (zoning) for the site. This is easy to do by contacting the Community Development Department's Planning Division. In order to preserve the characteristics unique to Brea, land uses are restricted in certain areas within the city limits. Checking in advance will prevent you from entering a lease or mortgage for a site that is not zoned for your intended use.

Talk With a Planner

The Community Development Department staff is committed to helping you make your project a success. It is a good idea to talk with a planner as soon as you begin this process, even before you complete the application. That way, he or she can make sure you get off to a good start by reviewing your application and providing any additional forms that may be required.