How do I cancel a permit and/or request a refund?

In order to process a request for permit cancelation, please fill out a Cancellation Request Form and email the completed form to the Building Department

  • The building official may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the permit fee paid less the issuance fees, plan check fees and any CA State Fees when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
  • The building official may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan reviewing is done.
  • The building official shall not authorize refunding of any fee paid except on written application filed by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of payment.

Please contact the Capistrano Unified School District for the refund of school fees if applicable.


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1. Is City approval required for my planned improvement?
2. What is the zoning of my property?
3. How do I submit my planning application and/or apply for a permit?
4. How do I submit plans to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA)?
5. How long does plan review take? How do I check the status of my permit?
6. How can I discuss my correction letter with a Plans Examiner?
7. How do I file a Code Enforcement Complaint?
8. How do I schedule a Building Inspection or view inspection timeframes & results?
9. When/What inspections are required?
10. Why do I need an inspection?
11. How do I cancel a permit and/or request a refund?
12. How do I request a new address or change of address?
13. How do I register as a deputy / special inspector?
14. How do I view or request a copy of building permits or building plans?
15. When does a building application or issued permit expire? How do I request an extension?