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KBuilding Official – Mark Sutton, B.S.C.E, M.B.A, C.B.O

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the building and safety standards for the design, construction, use, and occupancy, of all buildings and structures within the City of Dana Point. We provide plan checking, permitting, and inspection services for new construction, additions, renovations, alterations, and remodels to assure all structures meet the minimum life safety standards of State and local building codes adopted by the City of Dana Point.

Your development experience starts at our Development Services Counter (DSC) located on the second floor of City Hall in suite 209. At the DSC, staff will assist you with the processing of your development project and guide you through this somewhat complex process. After all of the reviews and approvals are complete, you will be ready to obtain your building permits. If you are going to do the improvements to your home yourself, you can obtain an “Owner Builder” permit after completing the owner builder verification form or if you are not going to do the work yourself, you can have your California Licensed Contractor obtain the permits and begin your development project.

Our goal in the City of Dana Point is to provide an effective and efficient service to our citizens, developers, contractors, architects and engineers and provided answers to frequently asked questions and general information about the development process. Information presented is intended to assist you in obtaining information about development standards and requirements for the City of Dana Point. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at (949) 248-3594 or you can send an E-mail to



33282 Golden Lantern, Suite 209
Dana Point, Ca 92629-1805
(949) 248-3594



The Building and Safety Development Services Counter is located on the second floor of City Hall, Suite 209.


Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Fridays 7:30 AM through 4:30 PM


Name / Title                                                                



Ursula Luna-Reynosa,  Director of Community Development

(949) 248-3567
Mark I. Sutton, BSCE, MBA, CBO
Building Official
(949) 248-3587

Eric Haghani, Senior Structural Engineer

(949) 248-3545  

Tom Findley, CBO
Chief Building Inspector
(949) 248-3526
Christopher Lea
Senior Building Inspector
(949) 248-3578
Mike Henson
Building Inspector
(949) 248-3596

Evelyn LaRocca,  Senior Permit Technician

(949) 248-3547
Kevin Pitt, Permit Technician (949) 248-3594

(Vacant),  Secretary

(949) 248-3564



  • 2013 California Building Code
  • 2013 California Residential Code
  • 2013 California Plumbing Code
  • 2013 California Mechanical Code
  • 2013 California Electric Code
  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2013 California Energy Code
  • 2008 California Energy Efficiency Standards
  • 2007 California Appliance Efficiency Regulations


Climate zone 6
Basic Wind speed 85
Seismic zone D or E or by a property specific Soils Report

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Last updated: 2/19/2014 7:27:12 AM