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Important News - New 2010 California Code
Effective January 1, 2011 (click here for more information)

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What is the purpose of the Building Division?
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The purpose of the Building Division is to:

  • Provide fire, structural and safety protection for the occupants of new and existing structures through the use and enforcement of adopted construction codes
  • Preserve the integrity of neighborhood environments resulting in a higher quality of life
  • Maintain a spirit of cooperation with the business community through compliance with license requirements

The Building Division administration includes the activities of:

  • Enforcing State-mandated laws and uniform codes
  • Checking building plans for code compliance
  • Permit issuance
  • Providing customer service at the counter
  • Collecting fees
  • Maintenance of permit records,
  • Plans
  • Preparing reports to State, County, City agencies and emergency responses

The Inspection program includes the activities of:

  • Ensuring building construction compliance with State safety laws and City ordinances through insepections
  • Responding to complaints about code violations, illegal construction, business license inspection requests, and structural damage assessments.

For a list of forms available online, please click
Building Forms Library
For instructional videos available online, please click
Overview of the Building Permit Process
For Frequently Asked Questions regarding Permits, please click
Building Permit FAQ's

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How do I contact the Building Division?
Building Staff

Building Staff

Customer Service Email

Susan Mathieu

Customer Liaison (949) 361-6100


Gina Borchers

Information Systems Technician (949) 361-6163




Plan Check Staff


Dave Federoff

Senior Plan Check Engineer (949) 361-6179 Email

Conrad Clouse

Plans Examiner (949) 361-6167 Email

Davis Zellner

Community Development Specialist (949) 361-8240 Email



Permit Processing Staff

Nancy Vrooman

Senior Permit Technician (949) 361-8311


Kathy Ainsworth

Permit Technician (949) 361-6165




Inspection Staff

Willie Tullius

Senior Bldg Inspector (949) 361-6168 Email

Robert Ferguson

Senior Bldg Inspector (949) 361-6147


Will Yarbrough

Building Inspector (949) 361-6148




Building Department

Mike Jorgensen

Building Official (949) 361-6170 Email

Lauren Gentle-Zents

Administrative Assistant (949) 361-6162 Email
Additional Contact Information:
Fax (949)-361-8281
Mail/Walk-In Address Building Division
910 Calle Negocio Suite 100
San Clemente, CA 92673
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Where is the Building Division located?

The Building Division is located within the Community Development Department at 910 Calle Negocio, Suite 100, San Clemente, CA 92673.

From Interstate-5, exit Ave Pico and proceed NE 1.2 miles. Turn right on Calle Amanecer (Rancho San Clemente Business Park). Turn left on Calle Negocio. The CDD is the second building on the left. Drive to the rear (North Entrance) of the building.

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What are the days and hours of operation?

Days and hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM ot 5:00 PM (City offices are closed on alternate Fridays)
Saturday & Sunday Closed

We are closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and we are open by appointment from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
Payment transactions end 30 minutes before closing.
Fees can be paid by either cash, check or credit card payment

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City of San Clemente
City Hall | 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, CA 92672 | Phone (949) 361-8200  |  FAX (949) 361-8285
Community Development | 910 Calle Negocio, Suite 100, San Clemente, CA, 92673 | Phone (949) 361-6100  |  FAX (949) 361-8281
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