A Conditional Use Permit allows for uses that are necessary for the development of the community, but because of their nature cannot be classified as a permitted use and must be located, planned, and used in such a manner as not to be detrimental to the property abutting such uses and to the community as a whole.


  1. Applicant submits Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application with a list of property owners within five hundred (500) feet, fifteen (15) sets of site and floor plans, elevation drawings, photographs, and the filing fee.
  2. Application is reviewed and if deemed complete, scheduled for hearing.
  3. Staff researches project and conducts site inspection; staff makes recommendations based on ability to make necessary findings. Full report is prepared.
  4. Notice is sent to surrounding property owners and/or published in newspaper. Staff receives comments.
  5. Planning Commission holds public hearing. Staff presents report. Applicant and other interested parties (pro & con) give testimony.
  6. Planning Commission considers all information presented and approves or denies project based on its ability to make the required findings.
  7. Notice of decision is sent to applicant.
  8. If the application is denied and no appeal is received during the ten (10) day appeal period, the application is closed.
  9. If the application is approved and no appeal is received during the ten (10) day appeal period, the application is closed.
  10. If your CUP is granted and no appeal is filed, you may then obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, building permit, or otherwise utilize the CUP as specified in the Planning Commission's conditions of approval.


The decision of the Planning Commission is mailed to the applicant in a Letter of Disposition. The decision is final ten (10) calendar days after Planning Commission action, unless an appeal is filed within the appeal period.


Any aggrieved party may file an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to the City Council. Appeals of a Planning Commission decision must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office. Appeals shall set forth in detail the action and grounds which the applicant or interested party deemed himself aggrieved. An appeal fee is required.


One of your first steps should be to the City's Planning counter. It is helpful to have a rough sketch of your project and a narrative of the proposed use. The purpose of this initial meeting is to review your proposed project as well as to learn how the City's existing and proposed plans and policies may affect the site in question. During this conference you will be given the appropriate application forms for your proposed CUP and advised of any additional materials that are required.


In the City of Stanton, the Planning Commission has the authority to approve or disapprove a CUP after conducting a public hearing on the application. In consideration of a CUP, the Planning Commission may not approve the permit unless all of the following findings can be made:

  1. That the site for the proposed use is adequate in size, shape, location, and topography to accommodate said use, and all yards, spaces, walls, and fences, parking, loading and landscaping are adequate to properly adjust such use with the land and uses in the vicinity;
  2. That the site for the proposed use relates to streets and highways adequate in width and pavement type to carry the quantity and kind of traffic generated by the proposed use;
  3. That the proposed use will have no adverse effect upon abutting property from the permitted use thereof nor will conflict with the Comprehensive General Plan;
  4. That the conditions stated in the decision are deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare.

City of Stanton
Planning Division
7800 Katella Avenue
Stanton, Ca 90680
(714) 379-9222 Ext. 210