Building Counter Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (last sign in 3:30 pm).
Counter is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm
Online Client Self Service system is now available!
Did you submit your permits and plans on or before September 7?
If so, visit Legacy Permits for online resources.
Building Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the uniform codes and related federal, state, and city adopted laws and ordinances. This responsibility includes meeting state mandates to assure all structures meet or exceed the minimum life safety standards of the aforementioned codes, laws, and ordinances. This division assures these standards by providing organized procedures for the reviewing of plans and specifications, field checking construction projects, and investigation of substandard structures for abatement.
For inquiries about Building Inspections, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about other Building Services contact email@example.com or (949) 470-3054. For issues with the Client Self Service system, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Building Services is experiencing a high volume of email inquiries and phone calls, response times may be delayed, but will be returned in the order received.
This division is provided under contract with the engineering and management consulting firm Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (CAA) and is administered through the following sections:
The Building Safety Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal, state, and city laws and ordinances as they relate to construction, use, and occupancy.
Building Codes 2019 - The City Council adopts by reference model codes which have been amended by the state for use in California. The City further amends these codes (as necessary) to address specific local climatic, geologic and topographic conditions. These model codes are adopted so that regulatory government may apply their codes consistently and with due process for all those affected. In an effort to further promote uniformity throughout Orange County, the Mission Viejo Building Safety Division is a member of Orange County's Coalition for Building Code Uniformity.
Construction Related Fees - Fees for the various functions of the Building Safety Division are adopted from the California Building Codes (CBC) through a resolution by the City Council.
Use Client Self Service to apply for permits, submit plans, pay fees and request inspections. If your permit was submitted before September 7, 2023, will not be using the Client Self Service System.
All documentation can be found in the City’s Document Center, including but not limited to Building Permit Applications (for paper submittals only), Certificate of Occupancy Applications and Construction & Demolition Paperwork.
Next Business Day Building Inspections
The Building Safety Division is responsible for proper inspection of all construction work to assure compliance with approved plans, laws and ordinances pertaining to construction, use, and occupancy.
Inspections are conducted next business day and must be submitted before 4:00 PM the day before your desired date of inspection. To manage inspection requests, cancellations and confirmations please access your account in Client Self Service. If your project was submitted on or before September 7, use this online form to submit an inspection.
Inspection results will be emailed to the contractor and accessible in your account in Client Self Service.
For inquires about inspections, contact email@example.com.
Americans with Disability Act
For ADA inquires specific to buildings, building access, and building development, please contact the City's Building Division directly at 949-470-3054.