Modified Inspections and Code Enforcement Services

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Modified Inspections and Code Enforcement Services

In an effort to protect public health amidst the evolving 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 and Grading inspections. Effective Friday, May 7, 2021, the following precautions will be in effect:

  • 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:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • General Safety Precautions: Builders, contractors, and all personnel working on job sites subject to inspection must abide by Covid-19 precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html