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Building Permit Information

A building permit provides you formal permission to begin construction of a building project in accordance with the approved permit documents (i.e. drawings, calculations, specifications).  We provide over-the-counter and regular building plan check services as part of the building permit process for private properties located within the unincorporated areas of Orange County and for County owned properties. 

Building permits are typically required for the following types of projects:

  • New Buildings
  • Building Additions (e.g. bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, garages, etc.)
  • Residential Improvements (e.g. pools/spas, patios/decks, retaining walls, etc.)
  • Interior Renovations/Remodels (e.g. kitchens, bathrooms, interior walls, etc.)
  • Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing systems

Our main objective is to assist you in understanding and navigating the building permit process in order to obtain your permit in an effective and efficient manner.  We place a priority on providing you with a high level of service and the resources necessary to keep your project moving.