Why do I need an inspection?

City building inspectors conduct inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, and local and state building code regulations; they conduct inspections that relate to life-safety, structural integrity, accessibility, energy-efficiency, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. The inspection process helps ensure public safety, health and welfare, and secures the value of property improvements.

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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?