COVID-19 Updates

As part of the City of Tustin’s response to COVID-19, all plan checks and permit applications are to be submitted via e-mail to Please include a completed application along with all relevant information with your submittal.

Please note the following changes to Orange County Fire Authority plan/permit payments, effective September 1, 2020.

PV solar projects may continue to be submitted to

Plan check by appointment

The City of Tustin is implementing plan check by appointment services every Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for minor projects such as residential solar, patio covers, retaining and free-standing block walls, pools and spas, residential remodels such as kitchen and bathroom remodels, etc. The maximum plan check time allotted for any project is one hour. In order to qualify for an appointment, and for staff to estimate the time required for the plan check, the plans should be submitted by email to Aaron Cowen at least 24 hours before the requested date. The subject of the email should clearly state “Plan check by appointment”. You will then receive a confirmation regarding your appointment via email. Planning and Public Works staff will also be available during your appointment time, to review the planning and public works requirements. All appointment requests must be made by email to receive a confirmation.

Notice on Solar Licensing 

The Contractor's State License Board (CSLB) has announced that C-46 Solar Licenses will no longer be permitted to install Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).

Effective November 1, 2021 contractor's classifications authorize to install energy storage systems is limited to:

“A” - General Engineering Contractor

“B” – General Building Contractor

“C-10” – Electrical Contractor


The City of Tustin City Council has approved New Fee Schedules for building permit, plan check, and inspection fees which are effective as of September 1, 2022

Construction and delivery hours

Please click here to view the City of Tustin's construction and delivery hours, or to fill out an application for an alternative work schedule. 

Helpful Building Information

The Building Division applies building and grading regulations to ensure that new and existing buildings and structures are safe and suitable for their intended uses. Important Building Division links include:

Contact Us

The Building Division Counter at 714-573-3130 is open during normal office hours and a Building Technician is available to provide Building Permit Information and Application forms.