Plan Submittal Guidelines

Permit Process
Welcome to the City of La Habra's permit process. City personnel are at your service to guide you through the permit process for any construction you propose to do on your property.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Submitting Application
  • 6 sets of plans for new construction and Tenant Improvements.
  • 5 sets of plans for room additions.
  • 5 sets for on-site and grading plans.
  • Plans may be required to be prepared by licensed architects or engineers where public safety issues and/or complex structural design is required.
Additional Approvals & Fees
Building Department Personnel will assign a plan check number, collect plan check fees, and route plans to all applicable departments. Plan check fees for building construction are based on project valuation. Other approvals/fees may be required before permit issuance:
  • Air Quality Management District fees
  • Development Impact fee
  • Orange County Health Department fees
  • Park fee (for new sub-divisions)
  • Planning Commission - Conditional Use Permit, Zone Variance
  • Sanitation fee
  • School fee
  • Strong Motion Instrumentation Tax
Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
21865 E Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: 800-388-2121

O.C. Health Department
1241 E Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-433-6000

Time Line
  1. Plans routed to all city departments: Building, Planning, Fire, Engineering, Public Works, and Traffic.
  2. Departmental comments back to Building Department. Building personnel will contact applicant to come in and pick up comments. 
  3. If all departments approve the plans, permits will be issued.
  4. If there are any corrections, the applicant needs to revise and resubmit plans.
  5. Plans are routed to city departments with corrections for review.
Plans process work flow