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Alarm Permit ApplicationAn alarm permit is required for all residential and commercial alarm users in the City of Brea (City Ordinance Chapter 8.38).Police Department
Building Permit ApplicationRequired for any building or construction taking place in BreaCommunity Development
Business License Tax Application
A business license tax is required of all businesses operating within the city limits, including temporary activities. An Out of City Contractor’s Business License Tax is required for those who do not reside in the city, but do work within the city.Administrative Services
Certificate of Occupancy ApplicationThis form is provided for your convenience to expedite the issuance of your certificate of occupancy. View more information on occupancy definitions.Community Development
City Code
City of Brea City Code Published by American LegalCommunity Development
Committee Application
The City of Brea relies upon its citizens participation and service. If you would like to serve on a city commission, board, or committee, please complete the application.City Clerk’s Office
Film Permit
Live performances need to be presented in an appropriate venue with the required permit. Film crews are required to have a permit before filming anywhere in the City of Brea.Community Development
Fire Permit ApplicationFire Permit Applications must be submitted in person with 3 hard copies of plans and 1 electronic copy. The electronic copy must be in PDF Format. We accept check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Each permit paid by check needs to have separate checks. (Example: 3 permits is 3 separate checks)
Fire Department
FOGThis form is provided for your convenience to expedite the issuance of your certificate of occupancy. 
Public Works
General Plan
The City of Brea General Plan was adopted on Aug. 19, 2003.Community Development
Housing Element
Updated for 2021 - 2029; this is the new replacement section for the 2003 General Plan.Community Development
Hillside Zoning OrdinanceThe City of Brea Hillside Zoning Ordinance was adopted on Oct. 19, 2004.
Community Development
Request for Incident Report FormThis form is for requesting an incident report with the Brea Fire Department. It can be submitted via mail. fax, or dropped of at the Civic Center on the 2nd floor.
Fire Department
Information Request FormThe information request form is to request to view Fire Department records for buildings in the city. This form can be faxed, mailed, emailed, or dropped in person.

Fire Department
Non-Injury Traffic Collision Report FormUse this form if you have been involved in a non-injury traffic collision on private property. Directions on how to complete this form are included.Police Department
Overnight Parking Permit
Annual parking permits are intended to relieve parking situations. A permit may be obtained for any operable vehicle that needs to be parked overnight on the street in front of the residence.Community Development / Building and Safety
Notice Inviting Qualified Bidders
The Public Works Department invites interested contractors to be placed on the City of Brea Qualified Contractor list, designed so contractors can receive "Notice Inviting Bids" for informal projects under $175,000 in their work category, per California Public Contract Code Section 22034. Only qualified contractors will be notified. Contractors must first complete and submit the following documents: a Pre-qualification Application and a Responsible Bidder Supplemental Questionnaire.Public Works
Possible Court Order Violation
The purpose of this form is to document possible court order violations, such as child custody and possible restraining order violations.Police Department
Records Request Form
The City of Brea provides accessibility to all public records unless expressed confidential or privileged under the law. By contacting the City Clerk’s Office using this form, the documents can be made available to you.City Clerk’s Office
Report Release Form
Use this form and directions sheet to obtain a police report. Fax, mail, or drop off your form at the Brea Police Department. Copies of arrest reports must be obtained via the North Justice Center District Attorney’s Office.Police Department
Restraining Order InformationThis contains general information about restraining orders with where-to-file information, including the three different types of restraining orders.
Police Department
Ride-Along Application
To ride along with a police officer during his/her shift to see what’s it’s like, complete and submit this application.
Police Department
Ride-Along ConsentThe waiver / consent form you’ll be asked to sign once approved for the Ride-Along Program.Police Department
Ride-Along InformationEverything you need to know regarding the Brea Police Department’s Ride-Along Program.Police Department
Stolen Property List
The purpose of this form is to aid you in recording your stolen property for the Brea Police Department to help you recover your property.Police Department
Temporary Sign PermitBusinesses wishing to display a temporary sign, such as a banner or streamers, must apply for a Temporary Sign Permit.Community Development
Temporary Use PermitTo be used for special events like sidewalk sales, jog-a-thons, or grand openings. This also includes Christmas tree lots and pumpkin patch sales.Community Development
Transient Occupancy Tax ReportThis is required for hotel, motel, or suite operations.Administrative Services
Uniform Project ApplicationUniversal application for the city’s Planning DivisionCommunity Development
Vacation House CheckUse this form when you are planning a vacation and would like the police to check your home while you’re away. A one-week notice is appreciated.Police Department
Vendor Standard Source File Information FormThe Purchasing Division maintains vendor source files. Should your company be interested in being added to the files, this form is required. View supplier registration information.Administrative Service