We are responsible for the administration of building regulations, which are designed to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare. Our job to ensure that the design and construction of all buildings and structures within our City meet these standards.
Our friendly and knowledgeable Permit Technicians are available at City Hall if you have building related inquiries. They are also happy to calculate (and collect) your permit and development fees, issue permits, and provide review of smaller projects.
If your plans need review, our Plan Check staff are also available at our front counter. They will go over your residential, commercial, and industrial construction plans, as well as review tenant improvement and residential improvement projects.
Inspections on construction projects are conducted by our staff to verify compliance with Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Local Ordinances. Our Building Inspectors are empowered to issue "stop work notices" for projects without appropriate City permits.
The link below will allow you to search for the history of properties. Please note, for complete history if the property was constructed prior to 1989, a request for records must be made through the City Clerk's office.
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Types of Required Inspections
Inspection Procedures and Access
During construction, the approved plans and yellow permit card must be available to the inspector at all times during an inspection. No inspection will be conducted without the city approved set on-site.
The inspector must be provided with full access to the construction area. Inspectors will not attempt to enter a house with no one home. If the house is occupied, no inspector will enter if no one of legal age is home.
Construction must be built according to the city approved plans. Any deviations from the approved set may delay your project and inspections. Any construction changes to an engineered plan will require the Engineer of Record to be notified. New submittals for any changes will require plan check review.
- Please be respectful and courteous to your neighbors.
- Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
- No construction is allowed on Sundays and federal holidays.
- Complaints will be referred to the Orange Police Department, and violators may be cited.