Building Departments in Orange County, California

There are 32 Building Departments in Orange County, California, serving a population of 3,155,816 people in an area of 791 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 98,619 people, and 1 Building Department per 24 square miles.

In California, Orange County is ranked 45th of 58 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 58 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Orange County Building Departments

Find Orange County, California building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Aliso Viejo Planning Department 12 Journey Aliso Viejo, CA

Anaheim Building Department 200 South Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Planning and Zoning Department 200 South Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim, CA

Brea City Building Department, Planning Zoning and Permits 1 Civic Center Circle Brea, CA

Brea City Planning Department 1 Civic Center Circle Brea, CA

Buena Park Planning Department 6650 Beach Boulevard Buena Park, CA

California State Permits 28 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA

Costa Mesa Permits 77 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa Planning Department 77 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA

Cypress Zoning 5275 Orange Avenue Cypress, CA

Dana Point Planning Department 33282 Street of the Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA

Fountain Valley Zoning 10200 Slater Ave Fountain Valley, CA

Fullerton Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 303 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton, CA

Garden Grove Permits 11222 Acacia Parkway Garden Grove, CA

Garden Grove Zoning 11222 Acacia Parkway Garden Grove, CA

Huntington Beach Building Department 2000 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA

Irvine City Permits 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA

Laguna Hills Planning Department 24035 El Toro Road Laguna Hills, CA

Lake Forest Zoning 100 Civic Center Drive Lake Forest, CA

Mission Viejo Zoning 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo, CA

Newport Beach Building Department 3300 Newport Boulevard Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach City Planning Department 3300 Newport Boulevard Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach Permits 3300 Newport Boulevard Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach Planning Department 3300 Newport Boulevard Newport Beach, CA

San Clemente Permits 910 Calle Negocio San Clemente, CA

San Juan Planning Department 910 Calle Negocio San Clemente, CA

Santa Ana City Planning Department 20 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoning 20 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA

Seal Beach Planning and Zoning Department 211 8th Street Seal Beach, CA

Tustin Planning Department 300 Centennial Way Tustin, CA

Yorba Linda Building Department 4845 Casa Loma Ave Yorba Linda, CA

Yorba Linda Zoning 4845 Casa Loma Avenue Yorba Linda, CA

About the Orange County Building Department

Building Departments in Orange County, CA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Orange County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Orange County, California building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Orange County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Orange County, CA zoning laws and requirements

Orange County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Orange County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Orange County Residential Housing Units
 Orange CountyCalifornia
Total Housing Units1,091,37614,084,824
Occupied Housing Units1,032,373 (94.6%)12,965,435 (92.1%)
Orange County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Orange CountyCalifornia
Single-Family Detached Homes528,614 (51.2%)7,566,088 (58.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes127,164 (12.3%)920,191 (7.1%)
2 Apartments17,313 (1.7%)308,873 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments71,527 (6.9%)714,188 (5.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments69,084 (6.7%)789,950 (6.1%)
10 or More Apartments189,806 (18.4%)2,205,200 (17.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing28,865 (2.8%)460,945 (3.6%)
Orange County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Orange CountyCalifornia
2014 or Later16,040 (1.6%)132,134 (1.0%)
2010 to 201320,859 (2.0%)216,232 (1.7%)
2000 to 200985,150 (8.2%)1,464,564 (11.3%)
1980 to 1999276,581 (26.8%)3,377,514 (26.1%)
1960 to 1979449,797 (43.6%)4,034,411 (31.1%)
1940 to 1959158,753 (158,753.0%)2,564,501 (2,564,501.0%)
1939 or Earlier25,193 (2.4%)1,176,079 (9.1%)
Orange County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Orange CountyCalifornia
1 Room26,144 (2.5%)445,167 (3.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms600,749 (58.2%)7,908,811 (61.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms393,263 (38.1%)5,031,756 (38.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms292,255 (28.3%)3,672,513 (28.3%)
8 or More Rooms168,137 (16.3%)1,825,203 (14.1%)
Orange County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Orange CountyCalifornia
No Bedroom28,739 (2.8%)505,729 (3.9%)
1 Bedroom127,293 (12.3%)1,695,883 (13.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms600,749 (58.2%)7,908,811 (61.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms275,592 (26.7%)2,855,012 (22.0%)
Orange County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Orange CountyCalifornia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities1,029,524 (99.7%)12,908,038 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities1,019,842 (98.8%)12,815,959 (98.8%)