The Building & Safety division of the Department of Community Development is responsible for the administration of State and local building code regulations, ensuring the health and welfare of the residents of Seal Beach by regulating the construction and occupancy of buildings. It continues a tradition that can be traced through recorded history in which people have become increasingly aware of their ability to avoid the catastrophic consequences of building construction failure. Today's codes are possible because of the efforts and the collaboration of building officials and key segments of the construction industry. Compliance with building standards are met through plan review, permit issuance, and on-site inspection.
The City of Seal Beach Building Division offers convenient electronic submittals for building permit applications and plans. The following link will provide detailed instructions to submit an application for a building permit. This is the first step and must be completed prior to submitting building plans for electronic plan check review. Please note that this service is only available for building permit applications. CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND TO APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT.
The Plan Check process ensures that a project meets code requirements and is safe before construction starts. It does so by processing permits and reviewing code compliance for structural, architectural, grading, and fire safety, as shown on submitted plans. Projects requiring a plan check include the following: new structures (residence, commercial, industrial building), room additions, remodeling, and tenant improvements, among others. A site plan may be required for any equipment placed outside. A plan review fee will be collected at the time of plan review submittal. The fees are subject to change after official review of the plans by the Department.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ELECTRONIC PLAN CHECK SUBMITTAL PROCESS
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE BUILDING DIVISION PLAN CHECK SUBMITTAL PORTAL
Inspections ensure that the work conforms to the permit, local codes, and the submitted plans.
Please click to the link above to schedule an inspection. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a building inspection. In the email, please provide your permit number, the type of inspection you are requesting, and your contact information. Inspection requests are responded to at the end of the day, and typically executed within two business days.
To find out for what day/time your inspection has been scheduled, please click here.
Code Enforcement is the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances that regulate public health/safety/welfare, public works, business activities, consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs. For more information or questions about code enforcement, please contact:
Neighborhood Services Officer, Joshua Hernandez
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1342
International Code Council (ICC)
Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
California Architects Board
Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
Orange County Fire Authority
Orange County Stormwater Program
Orange County Sanitation District