The Building Department serves walk in customers on a first come, first served basis during normal business hours. If you are planning a new construction project and would like to meet with a Building Division representative directly, you may schedule an appointment Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Building Department also accepts online submittals for certain projects. Please visit the Online Permit Submittal page for more information.
If you have a question about the permit process, please call the Building Department at 714-961-7120.
Purpose of Permits
Permits allow the City of Yorba Linda to regulate construction and protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction. They are designed to ensure that all construction in the City is safe and meets applicable code requirements. The Yorba Linda Municipal Code incorporates the California Building Standards Code with certain modifications related to specific climatic, geographic, or topographic conditions.
Permits are required for the following:
- New buildings
- Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)
- Residential work (decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc.)
- Renovations (garage conversions, kitchen expansions, etc.)
- Reroofing or roof repairs
- Electrical and solar systems
- Plumbing systems
- Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (“HVAC") systems
Types of Permits
The Building Department issues the following categories of permits based on the type of construction:
Projects Not Requiring Permits
A permit is required for most construction or repair activities regulated by code. However, the California Building Code contains a list of projects that are exempt from permits. In such cases, the work must still conform to all technical codes and applicable city, county and state ordinances.
Visit the Permit Exemptions page.
Extensions AND RenewalS
If you need a permit extension or the renewal of an expired permit, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Building Division during our business hours.
Your project is complete once the final inspection has been made. The inspector will provide documentation after construction is complete and code compliance is determined. You will then have the satisfaction of a job done right and you can enjoy your new surroundings with the peace of mind and the knowledge that they meet the safety standards of our community.