The City of Seal Beach Building & Safety Division processes building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permits. In order to obtain permits, applications and fees must be submitted to the Building & Safety Division. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW 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
If you are a contractor, you must have the proper license to obtain a permit. If you are a property owner and plan to do the work yourself, you do not need a contractor's license. CLICK HERE FOR THE SEAL BEACH CONTRACTOR BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION
Once you receive your building permit, you may begin work on the project. Depending upon the complexity of your project while building, remodeling, or improving, you will need to have inspections performed as you complete various stages of your project. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION