Plan Check

Plan Submittal & Review

Applying for a permit is the first step in the process. To access permit applications, please visit the Applications and Forms page. For most projects, you will need to submit the following items:

Some projects may require the following:

  • Floor plans
  • Site plans
  • Two sets of plans, minimum size 18x24 inches drawn to scale.

Cross-Department Reviews

Your plans may also require review by other departments within the City, such as Engineering or Planning, or outside agencies (PDF) such as the Orange County Health Department or the Orange County Fire Authority.

Plan Changes

Permits are approved based on the plan's compliance with building codes and regulations. Once plans are approved, you are required to build the project to the specifications in those plans. If any changes are made to the plans, they must be resubmitted for City approval. Otherwise, the project will not pass field inspections. Before resubmitting or changing plans, please contact the Building Department at 714-961-7120.