The safety of people, preservation of the environment and protection of property is of primary importance during the planning stages of any residence or business. For new buildings, safety is addressed through the plan review process. Site inspections are made of new construction and tenant improvement projects to confirm that projects are built per plan, and that there are not any special conditions on site that were not included and approved during the plan review process.
Requirements and Permit Submission Details
Plans drawn in accordance with the current California Fire and Building Code requirements, as adopted by the City of Orange, are required in order to receive approval for conditions requiring a permit. Please call the Building Division of the Community Development Department at (714) 744-5525 for any questions regarding building plans. The Fire Prevention Section of the Fire Department can help you with permit questions regarding occupancies regulated by the California State Fire Marshal, fire protection systems, hazardous processes and equipment, site access and water supply, fuel modification in the wildland urban interface, hazardous materials storage and use, and other miscellaneous topics regulated by the fire code official. Please browse this section of the website to find general information regarding general submittal requirements, design standards, standard notes to include on plans, a consultant list, and new businesses/leases.
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Fire Department Counter Hours
Monday-Thursday 1:30p.m.-3 p.m. Please be advised that Plan Checker may have appointments scheduled during that time and it is best to call (714) 288-2500, option Number 4, to confirm availability before coming in.
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