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Building & Safety

Mission Statement: To protect and enhance the physical environment by ensuring that all construction within the City complies with adopted codes, and that permitting systems are efficient and meet the needs of the public. 


The City of Irvine operates a high quality Building and Safety program. We place priority on providing you with a high level of efficiency and service. To enhance efficiency, we use an automated permit system. We attempt, whenever possible, to help you solve your building and safety related problems. Your feedback on our service is welcome, as it is a means to help us identify problem areas and improve our service.

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NOTE: The City of Irvine Municipal Code restricts construction activities to the hours of 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 6 pm on Saturdays. Construction activities are prohibited on Sundays and Federal Holidays. Construction activities in public right-of-way are not permitted unless inspections are arranged in advance. Please check with the appropriate inspection supervisor in advance of any of these days for which inspection or work to in public right of way is desired.


Contact Building and Safety by calling (949) 724-6470