News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



Public Information Office

Community Development Counter Stays Virtual

With IrvineReady!, All Entitlement, Planning, Building, and Engineering applications, reviews, fees, and issuances can be managed over the web, saving residents and our community partners time and money by eliminating the need to visit City Hall. Please use the information below to determine your project type and begin your all electronic permitting process today!

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. Due to our current remote work restrictions, these projects will have a target date of two business days. 

  • Encroachment Permits and Wide Load Permits: Please email your Application Package to 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 below: All plans must be submitted online through the City’s IrvineReady! system which can be accessed here

IrvineReady! Video Tutorials


*NEW - Review our updated process for ADDING CONTACTS: Click Here

*NEW - TROUBLESHOOT CONTACT SETTINGS for an existing project: Click Here

For a video tutorial on how to submit a NEW PROJECT: Click Here 

For a video tutorial on how to RESUBMIT for Plan Check Corrections: Click Here

For a video tutorial on PREPARING YOUR DOCUMENTS for online submittal: Click Here

For a video tutorial on the FINAL STEPS before Permit Issuance: Click Here

For a video explaining the meaning of your PROJECT STATUS: Click Here

IrvineReady! Required E-Submittal Documents

Please choose from the links below to access all required DOCUMENTS for your E-Plan Submittal in the Online Plan Submission Portal. Save a copy of your completed forms and upload them to the ATTACHMENTS tab in your goPost Dashboard leaving only plan sheets in the PLANS tab.

Building and Grading

Commercial Projects

Residential Projects



Public Works Engineering

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 7, 2021, the following precautions will be in effect.

  • lnspections of interr 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

Helpful Contact Information

Additional Services

Still having trouble with your online submittal? The Community Development Department now offers in-person appointments to assist you with 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.