Building Safety

Scam Alert: The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors

Unsuspecting consumers can be easy prey for unlicensed contractors, whose bids almost invariably come in lower than bids from licensed contractors. The strong appeal...

Orange County Spreads Awareness During Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is an international campaign (supported by the International Code Council) that takes place in May to raise awareness about building code...

Division of Building Safety Training Program Helps Homebuilders Pass More Inspections

Thanks to a program called “Project Superintendent,” Orange County’s Division of Building Safety is offering training opportunities for those who want to learn more...

Orange County’s Division of Building Safety’s Economic Incentive has Reduced Permit Costs and Spurred Activity During Pandemic

In May 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings challenged County staff to work with the development community to find out what type of...

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors...

Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety Launches Economic Incentive to Reduce Permit Costs

In order to spur new construction activity and support efforts to assist our community with economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working...

Orange County Launches Electronic Master Building Permit Program

Orange County Division of Building Safety has launched a Master Building Permit Program, also known as the Masterfile review process, for residential single-family, two-family...

Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month by the U.S. Government and other government agencies around the world. Building Safety Month...