How do I schedule a Building Inspection or view inspection timeframes & results?

Building inspection requests a may be scheduled online or by voice message on the Building Inspection Request Line. 

Inspection results including inspection corrections can also be viewed online through the City E-Trakit Citizen Portal. Learn how to make an inspection requests or view inspection results.

Anyone associated with the building permit may schedule an inspection: the general contractor, the homeowner, the trade contractor, or their official agents.

It is solely the responsibility of the permit holder to keep a permit active by actively performing work toward the completion of the project as permitted by scheduling an inspection.

Issued Permit Expiration:

Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 12 months after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 12 months after the time the work commenced. 

Before work can reconvene after a permit expires, a new permit shall first be obtained to do so, and the fee shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work, and provided further that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. In order to renew action on a permit, after having expired one year or longer, if there are changes to the original design or if the original permit was issued under a previous code cycle, the permittee shall pay all new fees and submit plans for review under the latest adopted codes.

  • The Building Official is authorized, but is not required, to grant one or more extensions of time not exceeding 180 calendar days per extension. 
  • The extension shall be requested in writing prior to the permit expiring and show justifiable cause demonstrated by the applicant.

To request an extension, please fill out an extension request (PDF) and email the completed form to the Building Department.

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1. Is City approval required for my planned improvement?
2. What is the zoning of my property?
3. How do I submit my planning application and/or apply for a permit?
4. How do I submit plans to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA)?
5. How long does plan review take? How do I check the status of my permit?
6. How can I discuss my correction letter with a Plans Examiner?
7. How do I file a Code Enforcement Complaint?
8. How do I schedule a Building Inspection or view inspection timeframes & results?
9. When does a building application or issued permit expire? How do I request an extension?
10. When/What inspections are required?
11. Why do I need an inspection?
12. How do I cancel a permit and/or request a refund?
13. How do I request a new address or change of address?
14. How do I register as a deputy / special inspector?
15. How do I view or request a copy of building permits or building plans?