Orange County is implementing new permitting software to better serve the community. The new software will bring efficiencies to the planning and permitting process to enable the county to improve its services to residents and the business community.
The Planning Department offices will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. The offices are anticipated to reopen at noon on Wednesday, Feb 13.
The following services will be impacted during this period:
- Building Inspections
- Current Planning
- Storm Water/Erosion Control and Environmental Health Division
- On-Site Water Protection Section (Well & Septic)
Staff are still available during this time via phone or email to respond to questions.
Building inspections will not be performed unless related to a life safety emergency. Certificates of Compliance will not be issued, nor will applications, payments, etc. be accepted during the transition period. Other Departmental inspections will also be limited during this time.
During these training and transitional periods, you will likely experience a delay in response and review times while staffs are learning a new software system. It will take time and practice to become proficient in this new permitting system. We encourage you to plan your construction schedules with this in mind.
The new Land Management Central Permitting System will be implemented in stages and will ultimately include an online customer portal and the ability for online permitting. Some key features include:
- Real Time Inspection Results
- On-Line Inspection Scheduling
- On-Line Payments
- Clearly see the review progress of your application on line
- Integrated Data Sharing between County Departments
- Submit applications* on line.
- Print permit documents from home/office.
*Some applications may not be available for on-line submittal/processing. Check with individual County Departments for more details.