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OC Development Services oversees the planning and development entitlement requirements for private and public projects within the County’s unincorporated areas. This includes permit processing, inspection services and management of zoning, building and code regulations – all to ensure safe and responsible property development and community standards.

Core Services

Permit Counter

list_alt Building & Safety

Ensures public safety by reviewing, monitoring, and approving, building plans, grading plans, water quality management plans and geotechnical reports. In addition, delivers community code enforcement services through the Neighborhood Preservation division.

foundation Inspection Services

Provides professional building inspection, grading inspection, subdivision and encroachment inspection services for the unincorporated areas of Orange County.

terrain Land Development

Manages the County’s role in the planning, design, financing, plan checking and construction of master planned communities. This includes public and privately-owned flood control facilities, highways, streets and all related infrastructure built or funded by master developers.

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Ensures the positive growth and development of the County’s unincorporated areas through the implementation of the zoning code, planned communities, local coastal plans, specific plans and General Plan. Reviews environmental documents for both private and public development projects.

assignment Permitting

Assists customers with permit submissions and issuance, research requests, property information and other inquiries through the public permit counter and the online myOCeServices/Land Management System platform.