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NEW! Starting January 1, 2017, the new 2016 California Building Standards (California Code of Regulations Title 24) will be in effect. The standards consist of the Building Code, Residential Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Energy Code, and Green Building Standards Code.  For consideration under the 2013 codes, your project must be submitted on or before December 22nd as City offices are closed the week of December 26th.


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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