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For pet licensing, please contact Mission Viejo Animal Shelter at (949) 470-3045. License applications are available at the Shelter located at 28905 Hillcrest Drive, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, and online
Building Permits can be obtained by visiting our Community Development Department Building Counter at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
The City does not have business ownership information since we do not require a business license. The information may be obtained by contacting the County of Orange Clerk-Recorder’s Office at (714) 834-3005 or visit their website at http://www.ocrecorder.com/ The California Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.ca.gov/ provides State information on corporations and limited liability partnerships.
The City of Laguna Niguel has eight advisory commissions and committees consisting of:
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NOTE: Candidates have no restrictions as to the amount of money they can contribute from their own personal funds to their campaign account.
Yes, Building and Safety accepts online submittals for residential solar, HVAC systems, re-pipes, reroofs, retrofit windows/doors and electrical panel upgrades. Please follow the link here to the City of Laguna Niguel eTrakit online permitting system for online submittals.
Plan check review for building permits take a total of 10 business days for first submittals, resubmittals take a total of 5 business days.
Building inspections can be scheduled via our online permitting system here, or call (949) 362-4381. The inspections schedule is updated daily at 8a.m. and can be viewed here. If you need to cancel or reschedule a same day inspection, please call (949) 362-4334.
If your home was built after city incorporation (1989), it is possible that the city of Laguna Niguel has original copies of your original home plans. Please send original home plan requests to the Building Division via email at BPermit@cityoflagunaniguel.org.
The zoning ordinance outlines the type of uses permitted in various locations throughout the city. A list of permitted uses (by right or conditionally) for each zoning designation is located within the zoning ordinance.
To operate a business out of your home, a home occupation permit is required. Please review Section 9-1-35.10 – Home Occupations – in the Laguna Niguel Municipal Code for standards and requirements.
View the City of Laguna Niguel Municipal Code.
Zoning and General Plan land use designations vary throughout the city. To find out the designations for a property, please refer to the Zoning map and General Plan map.
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The City of Laguna Niguel contracts with Mission Viejo Animal Services. Dog barking complaints can be reported to (949) 470-3045.
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. No construction noise is permitted on Sundays or Federal Holidays. Complaints can be submitted to email@example.com
Please email the location of the construction to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Laguna Niguel does not have a view protection ordinance. Please consult with your HOA for possible CC&R protections.
This would be considered a private nuisance issue between the two parties that Code Compliance is unable able to assist with.
The City Council meets for their regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Laguna Niguel City Hall Council Chambers, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. Special meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.
If you are unable to attend, City Council meetings are broadcast live the evening of the meeting on Cox Cable Channel 853 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. The meetings are rebroadcast at 12 noon the day following the meeting and are also available on the City's YouTube Channel. www.Youtube.com/cityoflagunaniguel.
The City of Laguna Niguel offers a number of ways for the public to keep up-to-date with City projects and activities. You can sign up for Notify Me and select from any one of our categories to receive timely emails or text messages. We're also on various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor.
To report maintenance issues associated with graffiti, medians, landscape, streets, lights, parks, trees, and weed abatement, contact Public Works at (949) 362-4337. Visit the Public Works webpage for more information.
Elections for Council Members are held on even-numbered years on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The next City election will be held on November 6, 2018. If you are interested in becoming a candidate, you must first be a registered voter and reside in the City of Laguna Niguel at the time nomination forms are issued to you. There is no filing fee.
The question of when a building permit is required can sometimes be confusing. This is because the codes approach the question from a different perspective. The codes list those items that are not required to have a permit (a much smaller list) rather than those items which are required to have a permit. Please contact Community Development, Business Division, at (949) 362-4360 and ask to speak to a permit technician who will be able to assist you.
If you need to obtain a building permit, visit theCommunity Development Department Building Counter at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you see graffiti on public property or on private property, including a business, please call the Orange County Sheriff's Department Non-Emergency Dispatch Number at (949) 770-6011 (phone option 1-9-1) or email AGT@cityoflagunaniguel.org. Please include a photo of the graffiti. This will provide Police Services the opportunity to conduct an investigation prior to graffiti removal.
Bike lockers are enclosed cabinets for bike parking that provide protection from theft, vandalism and inclement weather, and are large enough to store a bike and bike gear. Each locker has a unique lock and key to provide maximum security.
There are twenty (20) bike lockers located at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station:
Complete a Bike Locker Rental Agreement form and email it to email@example.com. Applicants may also apply in-person by visiting the Public Works Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall during regular business hours. For more information, please call 949-362-4337.
For new bike locker rentals, advance payment for three (3) months of rental fees plus a $50 refundable deposit will be collected upon the City’s receipt of a completed Bike Locker Rental Agreement form. The rental fee for bike lockers is $5 per month due before the 1st of every month. Once you return your bike locker key to the City, then you will be refunded your $50 deposit within sixty (60) days.
Yes. Once the City has received your completed bike locker rental agreement and you have made your payment, you will be provided a bike locker map indicating which lockers are available for rent. You may then select which of the available bike lockers you wish to rent (whether it is on the Forbes Rd side or the Camino Capistrano side of the train tracks).
For all work performed in and/or the placement of a dumpster, refuse bin or temporary moving pod in the public right-of-way. A public right-of-way is defined as any street, road, highway, sidewalk or easement that is owned, leased or controlled by the City.
If a Resident intends to use their private driveway to place a dumpster, refuse bin or temporary moving pod, an encroachment permit is NOT required.
Private developers, licensed contractors & utility companies. Residents and HOAs may only apply for dumpster, refuse bin and temporary moving pod permits.
Applications for Encroachment Permits must be submitted online on the eTRAKiT permit and request system by clicking HERE.
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In addition to submitting an application, a Certificate of Insurance will be required for most permits with the exception being the placement of a CR&R dumpster.
Other documentation may be required as described in the encroachment permit general information and eTRAKiT permit system encroachment permit application processes on the City’s website.
Encroachment permit application reviews may take up to 10 working days. Any requests for an emergency encroachment permit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The complete list of encroachment permit fees, and any required deposits, is shown in the general fee schedule for public works encroachment permits which is available on the City’s website.
A typical encroachment permit will cost $150.00 per working day. This covers the administrative cost of the permit as well as any required inspections. For placement of a dumpster, refuse bin or temporary moving pod will be a flat $75.00.
Yes, per Municipal Code Sec. 7-4-607, residents may request permit parking to be established in their community by petitioning the City. For more information, please call 949-362-4337.
Residents seeking to establish permit parking in their community, must first submit a letter requesting permit parking and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will then provide Resident with a petition form. Only a City provided petition form will be accepted for consideration of establishing a permit parking district.
The City will conduct several overnight parking studies over the course of 3-4 weeks to assess the need for permit parking in the petitioned community. These visits are typically between the hours of 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM when vehicles are parked for the night.
It typically takes a minimum of 3-4 months from the receipt of a petition, assessment of need, approval of implementation, to installing the permit parking signs.
You will need to complete a permit parking request form, provide proof of residency and provide proof that your vehicle(s) is registered to a property within the permit parking district to obtain a permit parking decal.
There is no parking permit or decal fee, the program is free to Residents. The City covers the administrative and enforcement costs to implement and maintain the program.
If you do not have a permit parking decal issued by the City and park in a community during the permit parking only hours shown on the posted signs, you may be ticketed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Guest passes are available on a case-by-case basis. However, certain communities do not allow any guest passes. If you need a guest pass or need more information, please call 949-362-4337.
Permit parking signage is installed at 300-foot intervals to provide enforceable notice. The installation locations for signs are pre-determined through the permit parking petition process. By signing the petition, Residents are made aware of and accept the sign installation locations. The City makes all efforts to install permit parking signage on existing posts or streetlights.
If a street light in your neighborhood is in need of repair, please contact your local utility company, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) at (800) 411-7343 or Southern California Edison (SCE) at (800) 655-4555. For SCE neighborhoods, reports of outages can be made online by completing the Streetlight Outage Form listed below. Streetlight repair can also be reported to City Hall at 362-4300 or via our online reporting system E-Trakit.
Coordination is designed to move large groups of vehicles over long distances with minimal stops. This helps make up for the “extra” time you might have spent waiting on the side street and if you stay on that street for a reasonable amount of time, you will actually be ahead time-wise, gas-wise, frustration-wise and vehicle wear and tear-wise.
Call CR&R's Customer Service at (877) 728-0446. Every residential customer is entitled to two “bulky item” (refrigerators, sofa, mattress or water heater) pickups per year.