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The Community Development public counter is now open to the public, with modified hours and additional safety measures.

Modified counter hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 12pm (noon), and by appointment only from 1pm to 4pm.

Applicants with large submittals are encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact our permit technicians, Donna Ducharm and Antoinette Kulick directly at 949-248-3594, or via email at or

Building Services

Building and Safety information can be found on the City website and will also be provided via telephone and email.

Permit Issuance and Revisions

Permit applications may be submitted electronically for minor projects, and emergency mechanical, plumbing and electrical repairs, provided the permit can be processed for payment authorization and signature by the contractor, or owner.  Minor projects include water heater or FAU change out, re-roofs, temporary power poles, electrical meter upgrades, or re-pipes.  Please submit your application and other required materials via email to or   


Inspections will continue by calling the automated scheduling service at 949-248-3590.  The current inspection practices are available on the City website. City of Dana Point Inspectors are required to follow all health orders and advisories for workplace safety, including social distancing. If a safe environment or social distancing cannot be provided, the inspection may be delay or re-scheduled.  Please contact the Building Official directly at 949-248-3545 or via email at if alternate inspection procedures are required.  In limited circumstances, the use of FaceTime, Skype, and/or photos to conduct and complete the inspections remotely may be considered.

For all Public Works inspection questions and information please contact Terrie Ayers via email at or by phone at 949-248-3589 and/or 949-248-3554.


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. The Building & Safety Division works closely with Planning, Engineering Services of Public Works, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and other related departments to offer you the best care and services. The division issues permits and performs plan reviews and inspections for building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and Certificate of Occupancy. Our permit process helps ensure the safety of the general public and tenant occupants.


  • Construction development review and inspections
  • Permits
  • Structural Plan Review Services
  • Life Safety Plan Review Services
  • Inspection Services
  • Certificate of Occupancy






33282 Golden Lantern,
Suite 209
Dana Point, CA 92629-1805

Main: (949) 248-3594
Inspection (IVR) line: (949) 248-3590

Mon. - Thurs 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Fri 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

See modified counter hours for more information.

Daily Inspections









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