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Effective January 1, 2018, per AB 1379, the State of California now mandates each City assess an additional $4 per non-residential building permit for funding the State’s Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program.  The purpose of this funding is to establish and publicize a program for voluntary certification by the state of any person who meets the specified criteria as a CASp regarding implementation of accessibility requirements.  The bill allows the City to retain 90% of the fees collected for a “CASp Certification and Training Fund.”  These funds are to be used for increased CASp training and certification within the local jurisdiction and to facilitate compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements.

For information on Assembly Bill 1379, you can visit the state website at


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 Laguna Niguel. 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 Laguna Niguel.

Your development experience starts at our Community Development Department located at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. 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 project.

Our goal in the City of Laguna Niguel 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 Laguna Niguel. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at (949) 362-4300.

City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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