Inspections

Building inspections are conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.  It is the responsibility of the contractor or property owner to call for inspections at specific times during construction.  Inspections help to ensure that each phase of a project is following the approved plan.

Scheduling an Inspection

Please call the City’s inspection line at 949-635-1800, ext. 6100 and leave the following information: 

  • Project address
  • Permit number
  • Contact name
  • Telephone number
  • Type of inspection
  • Preference for a morning or afternoon inspection
Inspection requests received after 6:00 a.m. will be inspected on the following business day.

Inspection Times


Morning inspections:  9:00 a.m. to noon
Afternoon inspections:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Inspectors strive to accommodate all requests, however cannot guarantee specific inspection times.  

Inspection Requirements


Please be aware, permission for the inspector to access the job site for each inspection must be provided in person at the site or in writing. The job card and set of approved plans must be present in order to perform an inspection. If the project site cannot be accessed or if you do not have the plans and/or job card, please contact the Building Inspector at 949-635-1800, ext. 6106 or the Permit Counter at 949-635-1800, ext. 6101 to reschedule.


Confirming Your Inspection


You may confirm whether you are on today’s inspection run list by calling 949-635-1800, ext. 6100 after 9 a.m. or view the  Daily Inspection List (PDF) online. This link will provide a list of inspections scheduled for the day, in no particular order.