Building Division

What We Do

The Building Safety Division is responsible for the building safety standards for the design, construction, use, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the City of Laguna Beach.

Building Permits

Whether you are undertaking a minor repair, remodel, complete renovation, or building a new home, you should check with us BEFORE you begin work. Most projects require a Building Permit and staff review. To apply for a permit, you must submit in person. The outdoor lockers are available for applicants to pick up plans. Please continue to submit plans and applications in-person at the Community Development counter.

Building Counter Hours

Monday - Thursday & Alternate Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Open during lunch)

City Calendar


Building Counter Plan Review Hours

In the morning: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (By appointment only)

Click here to schedule an appointment for Counter Plan Review.

In the afternoon: Monday - Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (No appointment necessary)

Click here for more information about Over-the-Counter Building Plan Review