Automated Inspection Services - (714) 536-5241

Welcome to the Department of Community Development Automated Inspection Services, 24 Hrs - 7 days/week.  The following describes the benefits and details of this service:


  • Automated Inspection Scheduling
  • After Hours Inspection Request
  • Changes/Cancellations of Inspection Requests
  • Plan Check Status & Submittal Requirements
  • Inspection Results
  • Longer Service Hours (24 hours., 7 days a week).
  • Access Individual Inspectors by Name (Inspectors are available via telephone):
    • Mon-Thur:  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  and 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Fri Only:     8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  and 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Scheduling Inspections - Important Information

To Schedule inspections please call (714) 536-5241. There are a limited number of inspections that can be performed on any given day.  When the number is exceeded, the system will schedule your inspection for the following working day.  You can also choose a future day that would better serve your needs.  To increase the likelihood of a next day inspection, please schedule your inspections as early in the day as possible.

There are three possible time frames when scheduling inspections: AM (8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.), PM (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.), and NP (no preference). The number of AM and PM time frame inspections are limited, and the system will automatically provide any time frames that are still available. If an AM or PM time frame is not available, your inspection will automatically be scheduled for NP. Regardless of the time frame you receive through the automated system, you may call your inspector directly during his morning office hours (listed above) on the day of your inspection, to request a "2 hour time window."

When calling for FINAL Building Inspection, please make sure of the following:

  • All preceding inspections have been previously “Approved”, and
  • You have already scheduled any other required final inspections for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing.  The system will NOT accept a Building Final #112 prior to scheduling a Final Mechanical, Electrical and/or Plumbing inspection.

How to Use the System

  • Please have your permit number ready  
  • Call (714) 536-5241
  •  Press (1)
    • Schedule Inspection: Press (1), or  
    • Cancel Inspection: Press (2),   or
    • Inspection Results: Press (3)    or
    • Plan Review Information: Press (4)
  • Please listen carefully and choose the Correct type of Permit:
    • Combination: Press (6)
    • Building: Press (1)
    • Plumbing: Press (2)
    • Electrical: Press (3)
    • Mechanical: Press (4)
    • Swimming Pool: Press (5)
    • Certificate of Occupancy: Press (7)
    • Solar: Press (8)
  • Enter "numeric portion" of Permit Number
  • Enter Inspection Code (see Inspection Code Table below)

Inspection Code Table

Inspection Type Code Inspection Details
   Building Inspections 101 Foundations and Setbacks
  102 Underpinning and Joists
  103 Slab and Deck
  105 Roof, Sheath and Pre-Roof
  106 Framing
  107 T-Bar and Grid Ceiling
  108 Insulation
  109 Lath
  110 Drywall
  111 Grout and Masonry
  112 Final Building
   Plumbing Inspections 201 Plumbing Ground
  202 Ground Water
  203 Rough Plumbing
  204 Sewer/Septic
  205 Gas Test
  212 Final Plumbing
   Electrical Inspections 301 Electrical Ground
  302 Ufer Ground
  303 Rough Electrical
  312 Final Electrical
   Mechanical Inspections 401 Mechanical Ground
  403 Rough Mechanical
  405 Gas Test (Low/Med)
  412 Final Mechanical
   Swim Pool Inspections 500 Pool Pre-Site
  501 Reinforce Steel, Main Drain, and Bonding
  502 Gas Piping
  503 Electrical
  504 Receptor (P-Trap)
  505 Pre-Plaster, Equipment Set, Barrier Fence
  512 Final Pool
   Misc. Inspections 610 Solar
  612 Solar Final
  630 Certificate of Occupancy

If you experience difficulties with the system, we will be happy to assist you in scheduling your request (all other callers are expected to use the automated service to guarantee an inspection).
Please feel free to contact a Permit Technician at 536-5241 (then select "0") should you have any comments or suggestions regarding this service.

Did you know?

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