How to Apply for A Building/Construction Permit in Lake Forest, CA (Part 1)
Have you been thinking of remodeling your home after the long months of quarantine, stuck inside staring at the same walls, walking through the same doors? Or has your property suffered from any recent natural disaster damage and is in need of some serious reconstruction? Or perhaps you are a current or potential business owner unsure of how to move forward with plans for renovation and construction to ring in the post COVID era. Any of these undertakings will necessitate an inspection from your city’s Building department. SERVPRO of Lake Forest and Laguna Woods serves two cities, each with their own permit process; both will be covered in this blog.
To move forward with a building project in Lake Forest, visit the building and planning web pages to retrieve resources needed for planning. Following the building services link, under the “Building Forms'' tab you will find PDF files for building permit applications and the requirements needed for both commercial and residential developments. Each element of the job may require a permit and an accompanied inspection from the city. Building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing aspects will demand inspection, the form linked gives a guide on how to schedule these once the appropriate permit is secured.
The city of Lake Forest classifies varying sectors of the city under “zones,” and these zones are subject to codes laid out in the Lake Forest Municipal Code Handbook. The requirements PDF from the website will tell you which developmental standards the work you intend may be liable to, but it is always best for yourself and/or hired construction planner to check for any special cases applicable to the project. These applications and permits can be processed through eLakeForest, a self service program for residents and contractors performing work in the area.
The links provided should give you a fine basis for understanding what is essential to the building process in Lake Forest. Here at SERVPRO of Lake Forest/Laguna Woods, we have the certifications required under the CSLB, Contractors State License Board, to facilitate the planning and construction process for your residential and commercial property. Don’t hesitate to call us at (949) 429-3188 to schedule a consultation with our construction team.