About BUILDINg inspections

Building inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and alternate Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. excluding Federal holidays. It is the responsibility of the contractor or property owner to call for inspections at specific times during construction.  Inspections help to ensure that each phase of a project is following the approved plan.

Scheduling an Inspection

You can schedule an inspection through the online Citizen Portal or by calling the City’s inspection hotline at 714-854-7411. Please provide the following information:

  • Project address
  • Permit number
  • Contact name
  • Telephone number
  • Type of inspection
  • Preference for a morning or afternoon inspection

Please note, inspection requests received after 3:30 p.m. will be inspected on the next available business day. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Building Division at 714-961-7120.

Inspection Times

Inspectors strive to accommodate all requests, however cannot guarantee specific inspection times.  

Inspection Requirements

Please be aware, permission for the inspector to access the job site for each inspection must be provided by an adult over the age of 18 by the owner or contractor at the site. The job card and set of approved plans must be present in order to perform an inspection. If the project site cannot be accessed or if you do not have the plans and/or job card, please contact the Building Division at 714 -961-7120 to reschedule.

Confirming Your Inspection

You may confirm whether you are on today’s inspection run list by contacting the Building Division at 714-961-7120.