Community Development

Welcome to the City of Laguna Niguel’s Community Development Department! Our goal in the Department is to make your experience as efficient and effective as possible. This is accomplished in a spirit of creativity, and with a commitment to provide the highest standard of development to preserve the health, safety, general welfare, and quality of life for all people who live, work, and visit Laguna Niguel. 

Good land use policy is critical to the City’s future and ensures that Laguna Niguel maintains a high quality of life for residents and a viable local economy for businesses. To support a high quality of life and viable local economy, the following Divisions are in the Community Development Department: Building & Safety, Planning & Zoning, Code Compliance, Grading, and Community Preservation.