When/What inspections are required?

Inspections are performed at critical junctures over the course of construction, as authorized by the building permit. Regularly called inspections include foundation, rough frame combination, exterior lath and drywall, and final inspection. Intermediary inspections traditionally include underground plumbing and electrical, exterior sheer and roof nail inspection that allow weather covering prior to frame combo, insulation, and electric meter release prior to final. Partial inspections may be requested in order to facilitate the coordination of the trades.

All projects require a final inspection.

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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 does a building application or issued permit expire? How do I request an extension?
10. When/What inspections are required?
11. Why do I need an inspection?
12. How do I cancel a permit and/or request a refund?
13. How do I request a new address or change of address?
14. How do I register as a deputy / special inspector?
15. How do I view or request a copy of building permits or building plans?