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Building Department

The Building Department

The Building Department oversees all applications for new construction and renovation, to include; reviewing applications for Building Permits, Building Permit issuance, Building Inspections, and maintaining historical records related to issued Building Permits (which the public may access at the Building Counter during regular business hours).

We strive to provide exceptional customer service and provide a response to all inquiries within one full business day (24 hours) of receipt.  If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact the Building and Code Enforcement Manager, Carlos Yado, at, (949) 234-4568, or the Director of Development Services, Joel Rojas at, (949) 234-4410.


Operating Hours and Staff Contact Information

Building Department Staff are available in person at the Building Counter in the One Stop Shop located in City Hall during the following times:

General Inquiries at the Building Counter
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Monday through Thursday)
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Friday)

Permit Submission and Processing
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Thursday)
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Friday)

Plan Review Inquiries/Building Official's Counter Hours
8:00 - 10:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday) or by Appointment with the Building Official

To make an appointment with the Building Official please send an email with at least three requested dates and times to the Building Official, Carlos Yado at

** Please note that plan check is not performed over the counter **

Building and Grading Inspectors – by telephone or at the counter
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM & 3:30 - 4:30 PM (Mon-Thu)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM & 3:00 - 3:30 PM (Fri)


Staff Contact Information

Building Department

32400 Paseo Adelanto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443-6347
Building Department Group Email:

Building and Code Enforcement Manager/Building Official

Carlos Yado
(949) 234-4568

Building Permit Technicians

Lisa La
(949) 443-6349
Robert Stauffacher
(949) 443-6345

Building & Grading Inspectors

William Forsythe
(949) 443-6303
Steve Salcedo
(949) 443-6335
Bill Davis – Part Time
(949) 443-6389

Code Enforcement Officers

Code Enforcement Group Email:
Monday through Saturday
Deena Berens
(949) 443-6344
J.R. Torrez
(949) 443-6341
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