FAQ Topic: Permits and Records

How do I obtain a building permit?

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code, or to cause any such work … Continued

How do I register my vehicle?

Access California DMV’s portal for vehicle registration to register a new vehicle, renew your registration, replace your registration card, pay fees, and more.

How do I get my pet licensed?

The Santa Ana Municipal Code requires a license for every dog over the age of four (4) months that is owned, kept or harbored by, in the custody of, or under the control of any person within the City. The Santa Ana Tax and License Section handles requests for Dog Licenses and customer inquiries.  They … Continued

How do I get a copy of a birth certificate?

Births of children born in Orange County hospitals are automatically registered with the county. Home births must be registered with the Health Care Agency’s Office of Vital Records. Certified copies of birth certificates are available after the original certificate has been registered, usually 15 days after birth. For those needing copies of birth certificates within … Continued

How do I get a marriage license?

Marriage licenses will be issued by appointment only.A marriage license is valid for 90 days. There are no citizenship or residency requirements, nor are blood tests required to obtain a marriage license. Applicants must be over 18 years old. There are absolutely no refunds for expired marriage licenses or if you have a change of plans. … Continued

How do I get a driver’s license?

You need a valid California driver license to operate a motor vehicle. Learn more about the types of driver licenses and how to apply on the California DMV website.

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