The Permit Center will be closed to the public starting Monday July 13, 2020 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Orange County. To help minimize the disruption to the development community, the Permit Center will offer modified services starting Monday July 13, 2020. Please expect delays as we ask for your patience and cooperation during these challenging times.
Building Plan Check Applications
Obtaining information relating to plan check submittals can be done by phone or email. Please call 949-718-1888, or contact directly from this link.
For plan check submittals, you may drop off the plans in a bin located outside the permit center at City Hall (Bay C). Drop off times are available Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All plans shall include all necessary documentations such as plan submittal form, completed permit application, soil reports, structural calculations, energy calculations, water quality reports, etc.
For plan check fees, please contact the Permit Center at 949-718-1888 to obtain information regarding the required fees to be paid. Payments may be made over the phone with a credit card, or make arrangements to mail a check.
Standard plans can be found here.
Permit Issuance and Revisions
Permits may be submitted via EMAIL HERE or fax 949-644-3250, provided it can be processed for payment authorization and signature by the contractor, or owner. Permits will be issued electronically. For large construction projects, appointments will be established to come to City Hall and pick up the approved set of plans. For minor permits such as reroof, window change out, EV charging stations, water heater replacement, we encourage applicants to utilize the iPERMIT system.
For permit fees, please contact the Permit Center at 949-718-1888 to obtain information regarding the required fees to be paid. Payments may be made over the phone with a credit card, or make arrangements to mail a check.
Planning and Zoning Services
Planning and Zoning information will be provided by telephone and email. Please call 949-644-3204 or your planner (for a roster, please follow this link).
If you wish to file a discretionary planning application, please complete the application and mail it with all supporting design plans, reports, title report, mailing labels for notices and a check for the appropriate fee by mail. Alternatively, you can drop off your application in a bin that will be located outside the permit center at City Hall (Bay C). Drop off times are available Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, you can upload your materials electronically here.
Inspections will continue as normal with inspectors using PPEs and practicing social distancing. Please request inspections online here, or call for inspection at 949-644-3255.
Code Enforcement staff will continue to provide inspection services using PPEs and practicing social distancing. Please contact Code Enforcement at 949-644-3215.