The Building and Safety Department is committed to providing timely and professional review of plans and documents for all building permit applications to assure that the proposed work complies with all state and local codes and requirements.
The review of plans for permit issuance may take place in one of the following ways:
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Plan Review:
OTC plan review is limited to projects that are not complex and are small in scope-of-work
that can be reviewed within approximately 30 minutes. Such projects include patio covers,
roof calculations, minor field revisions and small residential additions.
OTC Hours: Mondays through Thursdays between 7:30 am & 10:30 am and is subject to availability
of the plan reviewer. Please note that there is no OTC reviews on Fridays.
Note: Every effort will be made for the plan reviewers to be available during the OTC hours; however, due to workload, meetings, emergencies,training/seminars,etc. there may be some times that the reviewers may not be available at the time for the OTC review process.
Regular Plan Review: Regular plan review is for all projects that require more than approximately
15 minutes to review. Multiple plan sets shall be submitted and will be forwarded to appropriate
city departments for review and approval. The plans are placed in the queue of each respective
city department to be reviewed in the order they were received.
Expedited Plan Review: An expedited plan review service is available subject to availability of the
plan reviewer and the amount of workload. Please contact the permit technician for additional
The following codes are applicable beginning January 1, 2016:
2016 California Building Code (CBC)
2016 California Residential Code (CRC)
2016 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
2016 California Electrical Code (CEC)
2016 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBC)
2016 California Energy Efficiency Standards (CEES)
City of Dana Point Municipal Code
The new California Building Codes are available for review at the Building and Safety permit counter,
available for purchase directly from the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org or you may
view and download a pdf. version of the codes from the California Building Standards Commission website.