Operational Hours / Staff Directory

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The Community Development Department and the public counter are located in the Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

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We can be reached at:

Department Main Line: (949) 644-3200


(949) 718-1888 Permit Counter

(949) 644-3204 Planning and Zoning Information
(949) 644-3215 Code Enforcement


To Schedule an Inspection:


1. Call the Inspection Request Line at (949) 644-3255 or;
2. Click here to schedule an Inspection online

3. For iPermits ONLY, please log onto your online account at www.newportbeachca.gov/onlinepermitting


Online Information Request System: Quest
Our business hours are:
General Administration: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Counter hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Permit Issuance &
Plan Check Submittal:
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Residential Building
Inspector hours:
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Alternating Fridays
Inspection hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Inspectors available: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Allowable Construction Hours
per NBMC, Section 10-28
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM / Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Saturday
No Construction Work on Sundays or Federal Holidays




November 20 - 24

NOV 20
NOV 21
NOV 22
NOV 23
NOV 24
Melissa Kubischta  Counter PM lbu Counter PM holiday holiday
Eric Skarin mj mj n/a holiday holiday
Soon Cho n/a n/a  n/a holiday holiday
Stefan Chiose
lbu Counter PM lbu
holiday holiday
Tonee Thai
n/a n/a
n/a holiday
Yousef Barar n/a Counter AM n/a holiday  holiday
Ali Naji Counter AM n/a Counter AM
Kenneth Huang
lbu mj/lbu lbu holiday holiday
Ben Ellingson. (EMP)* 8-12  8-12  8-12 holiday holiday
Sergio Gutierrez (CEG)** 7:30-12
 holiday holiday
Susan Guzzetta (FIRE) n/a 1-4:30 n/a holiday holiday
Todd Letterman (FIRE) 8-4:30 8-12 8-4:30 holiday holiday

      APC = Appointment Plan Check
      AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
      MJ, LBU = for Internal Use Only
     *EMP = Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner
   **CEG (Certified Engineer Geologist) Available 1-3 pm by appointment (Mon - Thurs)

November 13 - 17

NOV 13
NOV 14
NOV 15
NOV 16
NOV 17
Mtg 4-5 pm 
Melissa Kubischta  lbu lbu mj lbu Counter PM
Eric Skarin APC
APC n/a
Soon Cho mj lbu n/a Counter PM  mj
Stefan Chiose
lbu Counter PM
lbu n/a lbu
Tonee Thai
Counter PM
n/a lbu mj  lbu
Yousef Barar Counter AM Counter AM Counter AM n/a n/a
Ali Naji n/a n/a n/a Counter AM Counter AM
Kenneth Huang
n/a mj counter PM lbu n/a
Ben Ellingson. (EMP)* 8-12  8-12 8-12   8-12 n/a

Sergio Gutierrez (CEG) **

Susan Guzzetta (FIRE) n/a 8-4:30 n/a 8-4:30 1-3:30
Todd Letterman (FIRE) 8-4:30 n/a 8-4:30 n/a 8-12

      APC = Appointment Plan Check
      AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
      MJ, LBU = for Internal Use Only
     *EMP = Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner
   **CEG (Certified Engineer Geologist) Available 1-3 pm by appointment (Mon - Thurs)

Community Development Staff Phone E-mail
Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director 949-644-3200 sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov



Dan Campagnolo, Systems & Administration Manager 949-644-3231 dcampagnolo@newportbeachca.gov
Brittany Ramirez, Administrative Support Specialist 949-644-3232 bramirez@newportbeachca.gov
Ruby Garciamay, Administrative Technician 949-644-3201 rgarciamay@newportbeachca.gov
Lanny Krage, Records Specialist 949-644-3293 lkrage@newportbeachca.gov
Patrick Achis, Administrative Technician 949-718-1865 pachis@newportbeachca.gov
Terresa Moritz, Management Analyst 949 644-3239 tmoritz@newportbeachca.gov
Debi Schank, Administrative Support Specialist 949-644-3284 dschank@newportbeachca.gov
Susan Yamada, Administrative Technician 949-644-3280 syamada@newportbeachca.gov
Christine Fugate, Student Aide 949-644-3200 cfugate@newportbeachca.gov
Alyssa Murakami, Student Aide 949-644-3200 amurakami@newportbeachca.gov 
Sandy Solis, Student Aide 949-644-3200  ssolis@newportbeachca.gov 
Sean Vo, Student Aide 949-644-3200  svo@newportbeachca.gov
Marlise Chel, Student Aide 949-644-3200 mchel@newportbeachca.gov 


BUILDING Permit Technicians (Public Counter) Phone E-mail
Susan McCourt, Permit Counter Supervisor 949-644-3289 smccourt@newportbeachca.gov
Vacant, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3290  
Jana Egan, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3216 jegan@newportbeachca.gov
Cara Eng, Permit Specialist II 949 644-3251 ceng@newportbeachca.gov
Jamie Harris, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3274 jharris@newportbeachca.gov
Judi Igasaki, Residential Building Records Inspector 949-644-3291 jigasaki@newportbeachca.gov
Savana Melo, Permit Technician (Contract)
949-644-3269 smelo@newportbeachca.gov
Jessica Sanchez, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3287 jsanchez@newportbeachca.gov



building plan check  Weekly Engineer's Counter Schedule Phone E-mail

Samir Ghosn, P.E., Principal Engineer/Plan Check

949-644-3277 sghosn@newportbeachca.gov
Yousef Barar, P.E., Contract Civil Engineer  949-644-3265  ybarar@newportbeachca.gov
Stefan Chiose, P.E., Civil Engineer
949-644-3207 schiose@newportbeachca.gov

Soon Cho, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3281 scho@newportbeachca.gov

Ben Ellingson, Plans Examiner, Elect., Mech., Plumbing 

949-644-3271 bellingson@newportbeachca.gov
Sergio Gutierrez, P.G., C.E.G., Certified Engineer Geologist (Contract) 949-644-3213 sgutierrez@newportbeachca.gov
Ken Huang, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 949-644-3285 khuang@newportbeachca.gov

Dan Kennedy, Architect, Principal Engineer/Customer Service (Acting Building Official)

949-644-3279 dkennedy@newportbeachca.gov
Melissa Kubischta, S.E., Civil Engineer  949-644-3278  mkubischta@newportbeachca.gov
Ali Naji, P.E., Contract Civil Engineer 949-644-3265  anaji@newportbeachca.gov

Eric Skarin, S.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3270 eskarin@newportbeachca.gov

Tonee Thai, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-718-1867 tthai@newportbeachca.gov



building Inspectors - SEE inspector area map (pdf) Phone E-mail
John Burckle, Building Inspector Supervisor 949-644-3262 jburckle@newportbeachca.gov
Steve LaneBuilding Inspector 949-644-3264 slane@newportbeachca.gov
Rick La Bare, Building Inspector II 949 644-3261 rlabare@newportbeachca.gov
Randy Neilson, Building Inspector   949 644-3260 rneilson@newportbeachca.gov
David Reed, Building Inspector (Contract)  949 644-3252 dreed@newportbeachca.gov 
Chris Sanchez, Sr. Building Inspector  949 644-3266 csanchez@newportbeachca.gov
Paul Sobek, Building Inspector Supervisor 949 644-3268


Marshall Shelton, Building Inspector II 949 644-3267 mshelton@newportbeachca.gov
Don Taylor, Sr. Building Inspector 949 644-3263 dtaylor@newportbeachca.gov 
Bill Tuman, Building Inspector (Contract) 949 644-3295 Wtuman@newportbeachca.gov


Life Safety Services Phone E-mail
Susan Guzzetta, Life Safety Specialist III 949-644-3107 sguzzetta@newportbeachca.gov
Steve MichaelLife Safety Specialist II 949-644-3108 smichael@newportbeachca.gov
Nadine Morris, Life Safety Specialist II 949 644-3105 nmorris@newportbeachca.gov
Raymi Wun, Life Safety Specialist II 949 644-3110 rwun@newportbeachca.gov
Todd Letterman, Life Safety Plan Reviewer (Contract)  949 644-3354 tletterman@newportbeachca.gov


Matt Cosylion, Code Enforcement Supervisor

949-644-3217 mcosylion@newportbeachca.gov 

Brian Contino, Code Enforcement Officer II

949-644-3257 bcontino@newportbeachca.gov
John Murray, Code Enforcement Officer II 949-270-8137 jmurray@newportbeachca.gov
Jonathan Munoz, Code Enforcement Trainee 949-644-3220 jmunoz@newportbeachca.gov
Michael Querry, Code Enforcement Trainee - PT 949-644-3286 mquerry@newportbeachca.gov


Planning Phone E-mail
James Campbell, Deputy Director, Community Development 949-644-3210  jcampbell@newportbeachca.gov
Patrick Alford, Planning Program Manager 949-644-3235 palford@newportbeachca.gov
Vacant,  Principal Planner
Jaime Murillo, Senior Planner 949-644-3209 jmurillo@newportbeachca.gov
Gregg Ramirez, Senior Planner 949-644-3219 gramirez@newportbeachca.gov
Makana Nova, Associate Planner 949-644-3249 mnova@newportbeachca.gov
Rosalinh Ung, Associate Planner 949-644-3208 rung@newportbeachca.gov
Ben Zdeba, Associate Planner  949-644-3253 bzdeba@newportbeachca.gov
Chelsea Crager, Assistant Planner 949-644-3227 ccrager@newportbeachca.gov 
Liz Westmoreland, Assistant Planner 949-644-3234  lwestmoreland@newportbeachca.gov
Melinda Whelan, Assistant Planner 949-644-3221 mwhelan@newportbeachca.gov  
David Lee, Planning Technician 949-644-3225 dlee@newportbeachca.gov
Liane Schuller, Contract Planner 949-644-3237  lschuller@newportbeachca.gov



Real Property and Asset management PHONE E-MAIL

Lauren Whitlinger, Real Property Administrator

949-644-3236 lwooding@newportbeachca.gov 
Melissa GordonReal Property Assistant (Contract)  949-644-3206 mgordon@newportbeachca.gov