The Community Development Department consists of 3 divisions including office administration that provide services in the areas of: development, long-range planning and sustainability, environmental services, building and engineering.
Building & Engineering oxnard.org/build
Building Engineering & Safety ensures the safety of new building construction and related infrastructure by verifying compliance with adopted codes, ordinances, policies, and design guidelines. Projects are reviewed for compliance with California Building Codes, State laws, disabled access, energy conservation, green building standards, fire prevention, storm water quality, and Public Works design criteria.
Typical Building & Engineering Services:
• Permits for construction
• Check the status on your submitted permit application
• Building inspections
• Building records
• Building handouts and information
• Solar installation, EV charging, plumbing, electrical, mechanical permits
Planning Division oxnard.org/planning
Planning and Environmental Services processes land use entitlements ensuring compliance with land use, zoning, CEQA regulations, and the goals specified in the General Plan and other State legislative requirements. Planning Division assists with residential and commercial developments, starting a new business or modifying an existing business.
Long Range Planning & Sustainability is responsible for updating, and implementing the City’s 2030 General Plan, Housing Element, Local Coastal Plan, including the City’s Sea Level Rise program approach, and implementation of the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The LRP&S Program also oversees the City’s Cannabis Program. Additionally, LRP&S manages and monitors regional programs, initiatives, and collaboration with agencies and organizations with consideration to land use, environmental, transportation, and sustainability initiatives. LRP&S develops approaches to manage environmental resources, including the Ormond Beach area. Sustainability is captured in community and municipal programs involving the identification of innovative and practical approaches to infrastructure, utilities, and energy usage to ensure self-sustaining communities over the long term.
Code Compliance oxnard.org/code
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for the enforcement of most of the City Codes, including building, zoning, advertising, and property maintenance codes.
Typical Code Compliance Services:
• Zoning and Building Code Compliance
• Property safety, maintenance, and appearance
• Commercial maintenance and appearance including signs, landscaping, etc.
• Click here for a complete list of Code Compliance services (PDF)