Plan Check Submittal and Approval Requirements

Plan Requirements

Number of Plans

The number of plans required varies by project. Click here for a list of plan types and the number of sets required.

For projects requiring fire review by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), an additional (2) sets and an electronic copy are required for OCFA per OCFA handout.

Initial Submittal Requirements

  • Completed Permit Application(s).
  • Completed Plan Check Submittal Form.
  • Minimum of Planning approval of the Certificate of Occupancy (for non-residential projects if applicable).
  • Submittal of plans and specifications.
  • Applicable documentation including structural calculations and Title 24 energy calculations (2 sets of each).
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing plans, where required, must be submitted separately.

Resubmittal Requirements

  • Transmittal with permit/plan check number referenced.
  • Written response to plan check comments.
  • Original plan check markup plan set.
  • (3) sets of revised plans for architectural and structural plans.
  • (2) sets of revised plans for mechanical, electrical or plumbing plans.

Other Departmental Approvals

  • Plans must be reviewed and approved by the following City agencies prior to permit issuance:
City Agency Phone Number Location
Building Division
(714) 647-5800
1st floor, City Hall Ross Annex
(714) 647-5804
1st floor, City Hall Ross Annex
(714) 647-5039
1st floor, City Hall Ross Annex
Police Department (plan check)
(714) 647-5840
1st floor, City Hall Ross Annex
(714) 573-6100

1 Fire Authority Road
Irvine, CA 92602

* An OCFA Fire Analyst will be available at City Hall Monday-Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to coordinate with each agency to receive their respective plan approvals.