Building and Safety

The Building and Safety Division is charged with overseeing private construction for the purpose of protecting the safety of Placentia's citizens. This is accomplished through implementation of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, as well as strict adherence to ADA regulations and guidelines for construction of residential, commercial, and industrial developments.

*All addresses over 3000 or five digits long are not in the City of Placentia and are in unincorporated Orange County. Building permits for these addresses are issued by the County of Orange Development Services. (OC Development Services Website)

Building Division Hours


Days of the WeekHours
MONDAY through THURSDAY7:30 AM to 6:00 PM*
*Lunch Closure - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  

For more information, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124.

Inspection Schedule

The City has modified its inspection schedule in accordance with current staffing schedules. Inspections can be scheduled for the following days and time: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For an inspection request, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124. When you call, please provide the following information: the project address, permit number, type of inspection, contact information, and gate code (if applicable).

Inspection requests left on a voicemail are not confirmed until you receive a call back from the Building Division.

For a 2-hour time window of when your scheduled inspection will be, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124 after 8:30 AM on the day of your inspection.


DISCLAIMER- Inspection schedule may be subject to change based upon inspection cancelations or other unforeseen circumstances.


Counter Consultation

The Building Official and Building Inspector are happy to answer any questions at the counter. The hours to contact either the Building Official or Building Inspector are as follows:

Building Inspector is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Fire Department Approval

A project may or may not require Fire Department review and approval. Please review the following checklists to determine if a project will require Fire Department review:

Commercial Projects, Multifamily Residential Projects and Residential Tract

Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule

Building Permit Fee Schedule

Mobile Home Information

For Mobile Home Permits, please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development.

3737 Main Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-4420
HCD Website

Review Previously Issued Building Permits

Often, someone wants to review if a Building Permit (including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical) has been issued for a specific property. Please check our online records by visiting the Placentia Records website first. If you do not find the record you are searching for or need additional information, please call the Building Division at (714) 993-8124.

Other Items

See Building Permit Submittal
See if your project is exempt from a building permit...
See regulations regarding pulling a permit as an "Owner-Builder"
See the Plan Check Flow Chart (PDF)