Building and Safety
The Building and Safety Division is charged with overseeing private construction for the purpose of protecting the safety of Placentia's citizens. This is accomplished through implementation of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, as well as strict adherence to ADA regulations and guidelines for construction of residential, commercial, and industrial developments.
*All addresses over 3000 or five digits long are not in the City of Placentia and are in unincorporated Orange County. Building permits for these addresses are issued by the County of Orange Development Services. (OC Development Services Website)
Building Division Hours
|Days of the Week||Hours|
|Monday through Thursday||7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m|
|Friday through Sunday||Closed|
For more information, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124.
The City has modified its inspection schedule in accordance with current staffing schedules. Inspections can be scheduled for the following days and time: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For an inspection request, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124.
Inspection requests left on a voicemail are not confirmed until you receive a call back from the Building Division.
For a 2-hour time window of when your scheduled inspection will be, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124 after 8:30 AM on the day of your inspection.
The Building Official and Building Inspector are happy to answer any questions at the counter. The hours to contact either the Building Official or Building Inspector are as follows:
Building Inspector is open Monday through Thursday from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Fire Department Approval
A project may or may not require Fire Department review and approval. Please review the following checklists to determine if a project will require Fire Department review:
For more information please contact the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).
- Website: https://www.ocfa.org/
- Phone: (714) 573-6100 - General Questions
- (714) 573-6108 - Technical Questions
- Address: 1 Fire Authority Road Bldg. A, Irvine, CA 92602
Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule
Mobile Home Information
For Mobile Home Permits, please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development.
3737 Main Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-4420
Review Previously Issued Building Permits
Often, someone wants to review if a Building Permit (including electrical, plumbing and mechanical) has been issued for a specific property. Please check our online records by visitng the Placentia Records website, first. If you do not find the record you are searching for, or need additional information, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124.