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Applications and building permit information can be obtained from the Building Technicians at 714-573-3131 or 714-573-3132 from:Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m
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A building permit will be required on all:
Building plans are required in detail to show the proposed work.
Permits are required for any:
If more than 50 cubic yards of earth is moved, or one foot of fill is used, or a cut slope greater than 5 feet in vertical height will require a grading permit.
Submit four complete sets of grading plans and two preliminary soil reports for the Building Division's review. A final compaction report and letter of pad certification must be submitted to the Building Division prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Yes, all accessory structure requires a building permit. Provide full dimensioned plans, which includes a site plan, construction detail, and type of material and size of the material. The plan will show the proposed work.
Yes, solid cover patios, lattice type patios, and decks require a building permit. Provide full dimensioned plan, which includes a site plan, construction detail, and type of material and size of the material. The plan will show the proposed work.
Yes, when installing a new fence, removing or replacing an existing fence. Chain links, wood, wrought iron, retaining walls 2 feet and higher or garden wall 3 feet and higher require a building permit.
Prior to the issuance of a permit, provide a dimensioned site plan, which includes the construction details and location of the fence or wall location.
Yes, a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit issued by the Building Division under the provisions of the technical codes shall expire by limitation, or if the building or work is not commenced within 360 days from the date of such permit, the permit will become null and void. Renewals and extensions on permits may be granted, depending on permit status and completed inspections.
The Building Division requires two - 7 sets of building plans depending on the project: plans shall include architectural plans with two sets of title 24 (Energy Calculations) and two sets of structural calculations. The plans must be drawn on substantial paper (Minimum 11 by 17).
Requests for inspections can be placed with the office of the Building Division on the inspection request line at 714-573-3141 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. the previous day of the requested inspection. Building Inspectors are available weekdays for questions between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. every workday.