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Development Services

Building Department

Plan Check & Permit Status

Plan check review by the Planning and Building Divisions will take up to 12 working days for an initial plan check review and up to 7 working days for plan check resubmittals, corrections and revisions. The City does not offer expedited review.

Plan check review by the Public Works and Utilities Departments will take up to 20 working days for an initial plan check review and up to 10 working days for plan check resubmittals, corrections and revisions.

Plan check submissions to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) must be submitted to OCFA by the applicant. The City does not route to OCFA. OCFA plan review takes typically four (4) working weeks but may vary. If you have questions regarding an OCFA submittal please confirm your status directly with OCFA.

Please keep in mind that these time frames do not include the processing of plans by Building Division staff before and after the plan check review. Also, please keep in mind that the plan check review times may be exceeded for unique or complex projects.

To check Plan Check/Permit Status, please click on the following link to access the E-Trakit Portal:


Once in the E-Trakit Portal, follow the steps below:

  • Enter the 'PERMIT NUMBER' or use the drop down box to select and enter the 'SITE ADDRESS'
  • Click on the permit to open the file
  • Click on the 'REVIEWS' tab to check the current status of each departments review


Applicants will be notified via e-mail when all departments have completed their plan check review. All approvals/corrections must be picked up in person. 

For any questions, please contact the Building Division by phone (949) 443-6347 or email at Please reference your permit number and project address when leaving a message or sending an email.

Building Division staff strive to respond to all phone messages or email inquiries within one full business day (24 hours) of receipt.  If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Development Services Director Joel Rojas at or (949) 234-4410.



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