Zoning Verification Letters

To verify the zoning designation of any property within the City of Brea, we recommend utilizing our online zoning map which provides you the property’s zoning designation.

You may also request a “Zoning Verification Letter”. A Zoning Verification Letter is a formal letter from the Planning Division that may include zoning of a property, previous zoning entitlements, applicable rebuild clauses, whether a specific use is permitted, adjacent zoning information and any special overlays.

To request a zoning verification letter from the City, please complete the applicable fields on the application and submit the application to the Planning Division. The application can be submitted by:                

  • Email to planning@cityofbrea.net
  • Mail to 1 Civic Center Cir. Brea, CA 92821 (ATTN: Planning Division)
  •  In person at the front counter located on the 3rd floor of 1 Civic Center Cir. Brea CA 92821.

Associated Fees:

A Zoning Verification Letter requires an initial deposit of $261 collected upon submittal of an application for up to 3 hours of time. Additional time will be charged at an hourly rate outlined in the fee schedule.

To submit the initial deposit by phone, please contact the Planning Division at 714-990-7674. To submit via mail, please make the check payable to "City of Brea" and submit in person or by mail to the above address mentioned.

*Please note that there may be a 1-2 day time delay in processing mail in check payments.

Please be advised that, items such as: Requests regarding open Fire Code, Building Code and Zoning Code Violations, as well as copies of the Certificates of Occupancy are handled separately as a public records requests (and not a zoning letter).