Building Division

Building PermitWe 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 Plan Check Blueprintsat our front counter. They will go over your residential, commercial, and industrial construction plans,  as well as review tenant improvement and residential improvement projects.

Building under construction

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.

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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.

https://epermit.cityoforange.org/etrakit3/

Click on a TAB BELOW for more information on building forms and inspections.

  1. Building Division Forms - Fillable
  2. Building Division Forms - Informational
  3. Building Inspections

For your convenience, the following forms may be filled out online prior to being submitted in person. Please note that starting March 29, 2021, all new submittals will be accepted in person ONLY.