Electronic Submittal Packages and News

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Begin your all-electronic permitting process today!

Our fees have been updated effective August 1, 2021. Click here for additional info. 

Plan Check and Permit Issuance

  • Minor residential permits, previously over-the-counter: (These include residential pools and spas, gas line, patio covers, minor bathroom/kitchen remodels, and commercial re-roof.) Please submit your Application Package through the IrvineReady! Online Plan Submission Portal as indicated below. These projects will have a target date of two business days. 

  • Encroachment Permits and Wide Load Permits: Please email your Application Package to Buildingplancheck@cityofirvine.org and await further instructions. PLEASE PUT THE PERMIT TYPE IN THE SUBJECT LINE. You will be emailed a link to pay fees and upload any additional documents required for permit issuance. 

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installations for Single Family: (AB2188 - Expedited Electronic Submittal for 10 kW or Less) please click here. 

  • Production Solar from an Approved Solar Master Plan: Please continue to use our Automated Online Service

  • Automated Online Permits Service: Please use the City’s Automated Online Permits for the following application types:

    • Residential Water Heater Replacement
    • Residential Re-Roof
    • Residential Air Conditioning Replacement
    • Minor Residential Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing
    • Residential Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) and Panel Upgrades
    • Commercial HVAC Change Out (like for like only)
  • New Project Submittals not outlined in more detail above: All plans must be submitted online though the City’s IrvineREADY! system which can be accessed here.

For Variance, Overtime Inspection, TCO, TU, and Deputy Inspection Application please click here.

Modified Inspections and Code Enforcement Services

(updated 05/07/21)

ln an effort to protect public health amidst the COVID -19 pandemic and consistent with the Governor's Executive Orders and guidance from regional and national public health professionals, the City of Irvine is taking additional safety precautions for Building, Grading and Code enforcement inspections. Effective Friday May 7th, 2021, the following precautions will be in effect.

  • lnspections of interior and exterior facilities whether, occupied or unoccupied: This includes both residential and commercial construction. In-person inspections can continue with strictly-enforced precautionary measures in place as follows:

1. Face to face contact will be allowed between inspectors and site personal as long as 6 feet clear distance is maintained, masks are worn and no more than three people are walking with inspectors at any time.

2. Prior to inspector arrival, building plans for the area subject to inspection must be placed on a flat, cleaned surface within or adjacent to the area of inspections.

3. Please do not call for inspections on work that is not complete and ready for inspection. This exacerbates delays due to Covid-19 and results in longer waits for inspection on all projects.

Helpful Contact Information

            ♦ https://www.cityofirvine.org/code-enforcement 

           ♦ https://www.cityofirvine.org/affordable-housing

Additional Services

Still having trouble with your online submittal? The Community Development Department now offers in-person appointments to assist you with the process. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. When scheduling an appointment, please be sure to include the reason for your visit. The more detail you provide, the better we will be able to prepare for your appointment.  

Appointments can be made for the following services: 

Permit Services will be offering in person assistance with online submittals.

Building & Safety Plan Check will be offering in person assistance with inquiries specific to code and building standards, City specific requirements, and submittal requirements.

The Development Assistance Counter will be offering in person appointments for more detailed or specific planning case inquiries.

Please click here to access our Appointment Scheduling System.

Due to our ongoing commitment to protect public health, walk-ins will not be accepted. All customers will be required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.