Building Safety Division

Our Motto

Ensuring life-safety in the built environment

Mission Statement

Lake TowersTo promote and maintain life safety in the built environment in the City of Santa Ana through timely, ethical, collaborative and transparent processes to achieve compliance with all local and State building codes.

The Building Safety Division is responsible for issuing building, plumbing, heating/cooling, and electrical permits.  This also includes reviewing plans and conducting inspections for the work allowed under these permits.  It also maintains construction records for all buildings in the City.

News and Highlights

2019 California Building Codes will be effective January 1st, 2020.  Thank you!


Permits Counter

Plan Check


Permit Application/Forms

Information about Permits

Miscellaneous Fees



Plan Review Process

Plan Check Submittal Requirements

City Standard Plans, details and Handouts

California Energy Efficiency


Online Inspection Scheduling

Inspection Results and History

Certificate of Occupancy Inspections

When to call for Inspections

Inspection FAQ's