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Located at 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA, 92673.  Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Community Development offices are closed on the Alternate Fridays and holidays.

The Permit Counter at the Community Development Department is closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and open by appointment only from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Good news!!! Our renovation is almost complete. In order to allow our team time to move into their new work areas, we will be open on Thursday August 22 only from 7:30AM to 12:30PM. At 12:30PM, the permit counter will close down and remain closed for the rest of the day.

On Monday morning August 26, the permit counter will be closed from 7:30AM to 2:30PM. At 2:30PM, we will reopen in the beautiful new space at the front of the building. 

Please note that beginning at 2:30PM on Monday August 22, you will be able to park in front of the building and walk directly through the front doors into the newly renovated Building Department. 


2019 Holiday and Dark Friday Calendar

What is the purpose of the Building Department?

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the building and safety standards for the design, construction, use, and occupancy, of all buildings and structures within the City of San Clemente. We provide plan checking, permitting, and inspection services for new construction, additions, renovations, alterations, and remodels to assure all structures meet the minimum life safety standards of State and local building codes adopted by the City of San Clemente.

Your development experience starts at our Community Development Department located at 910 Calle Negocio, Ste. 100, San Clemente, CA 92673. Staff will assist you with the processing of your development project and guide you through this somewhat complex process. After all of the reviews and approvals are complete, you will be ready to obtain your building permits. If you are going to do the improvements to your home yourself, you can obtain an “Owner Builder” permit after completing the owner builder verification form or if you are not going to do the work yourself, you can have your California Licensed Contractor obtain the permits and begin your development project.

Our goal in the City of San Clemente is to provide an effective and efficient service to our citizens, developers, contractors, architects and engineers and provided answers to frequently asked questions and general information about the development process. Information presented is intended to assist you in obtaining information about development standards and requirements for the City of San Clemente. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at (949) 361-6100 you can send an Email to:

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