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ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Community Development Public Counter is closed to the public until further notice.

COVID-19 information - click here for official City updates. 

PROJECT SUBMITTALS DURING

CLOSURE

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE IN CALIFORNIA.  To help minimize the disruption to the development community, the City is seeking to offer services electronically and/or remotely. There may be some delays, so we ask for your patience and cooperation during these challenging times.  

Planning Services

Planning and Zoning information will be provided via telephone and email. Please call 949-248-3563 or email your planner directly (please follow this link for a staff directory). 

Planning applications may be dropped off, emailed, or mailed to the Community Development Department.  To do so, please complete the application and include all supporting plans, reports, the title report, and two sets of mailing labels for notices. Prior to submittal, please coordinate with a planner to ensure your application includes all required materials. A cart will be located outside the Community Development Department to drop off applications.  Please call 949-248-3563, or a planner, before dropping off your application.  Drop off times are Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. To submit electronically, please contact a planner for log in information.  Payments may be made over the phone with a credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Any payments for a deposit must be paid via a check, made payable to the City of Dana Point.  Planning applications will not be considered “submitted” for routing and review until applicable fees have been paid.

Please note that dropped off or mailed plans/information will be HELD FOR A 48-HOUR PERIOD prior to routing and review.  The holding period is subject to change based on information from state and local health care agencies.

Planning Commission and administrative hearings meetings will be conducted via teleconference or canceled. 

Building Services

Building and Safety information can be found on the City website and will also be provided via telephone and email. Please call 949-248-3594 or email your questions to dducharm@danapoint.org or akulick@danapoint.org.

Comments/Corrections and Resubmittals

Comments/corrections and resubmittals may also be dropped off at the cart located outside the Community Development Department. Please call 949-248-3594 prior to dropping off any comments/corrections or resubmittals. Drop off times are Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. 

Permit Issuance and Revisions

Permits may be issued 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 dducharm@danapoint.org or akulick@danapoint.org.   

For revisions that cannot be submitted electronically, plans may be dropped off at the cart located outside Community Development Department.  Please call 949-248-3594 before dropping off your plans.  Drop off times are Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. 

The applicant will be contacted following the 48-hour hold regarding the required permit and plan check fees. Payments may be made over the phone with a credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Any payments for a deposit must be paid via a check, made payable to the City of Dana Point.  Permits will not be issued until all applicable fees have been paid. Permits and plan checks will not be processed/routed until the appropriate fees have been paid.

Grading Permit Revisions and Resubmittals

All grading permit revisions and resubmittals with approximately 5 sheets or less, and all geotechnical response to comments will be done electronically, if possible.  The resubmittal of all grading permit applications shall be electronically resubmitted via email to smoss@danapoint.org and mkunk@danapoint.org.  A complete resubmittal is required for review and approval.   As an option, information can be mailed to the City for processing if desired.

For all Grading Permit application questions and information please contact Sarah Moss via email at smoss@danapoint.org or by calling 949-248-3630 and/or 949-248-3554.

Please note that dropped off or mailed plans/information will be HELD FOR A 48-HOUR PERIOD prior to routing and review.  The holding period is subject to change based on information from state and local health care agencies.

New Permit Applications

For new permit applications, please review the City website or contact a Building Department Permit Technician by phone at 949-248-3594 or via email at dducharm@danapoint.org and/or akulick@danapoint.org to receive any needed forms and confirm all required application materials.   New applications and submittals may dropped off at the cart located outside the Community Development Department between Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.   Please call 949-248-3594 before dropping off your plans.  Drop off times are Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. 

All plan submittals shall be complete and include all necessary documentation such as completed permit application, soil reports, structural calculations, energy calculations, Water Quality reports, Homeowner Association (HOA) Approval Letter, etc.  You will be notified via email or phone of receipt of your application.  Incomplete applications may be returned to the applicant for completion.

Please note that dropped off or mailed plans/information will be HELD FOR A 48-HOUR PERIOD prior to routing and review.  The holding period is subject to change based on information from state and local health care agencies.

The applicant will be contacted following the 48-hour hold regarding the required permit and plan check fees. Payments may be made over the phone with a credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Any payments for a deposit must be paid via a check, made payable to the City of Dana Point.  Permits and plan checks will not be processed/routed until the appropriate fees have been paid. 

New Grading Permit Applications

New grading permit applications may be dropped off at City Hall, mailed or electronically submitted via email to smoss@danapoint.org and mkunk@danapoint.org.  A complete application is required in accordance with the submittal requirements available on the City website.  An email confirming a complete submittal or requesting items needed for a complete submittal.  Once a complete submittal is received, the submittal will be processed for review and approval. 

For all grading permit application questions and information, please contact Sarah Moss at smoss@danapoint.org and 949-248-3630 and 949-248-3554.

Please note that dropped off or mailed plans/information will be HELD FOR A 48-HOUR PERIOD prior to routing and review.  The holding period is subject to change based on information from state and local health care agencies.

Inspections

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 jromero@danapoint.org 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 tayers@danapoint.org or by phone at 949-248-3589 and/or 949-248-3554.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement will continue to provide all services including, inspection services. Please contact Code Enforcement 949-248-3564.

 

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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.

BUILDING & SAFETY SERVICES INCLUDE:

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

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

                         

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 Location
33282 Golden Lantern, Suite 209
Dana Point, CA 92629-1805
Main: (949) 248-3594
Inspection: (949) 248-3590

 

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PERMIT COUNTER HOURS

Mon. - Fri. 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

IVR number: (949) 248-3590

Daily Inspections

        
               

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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