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The Community Development Department and the public counter are located in the Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.
 

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We can be reached at:

Department Main Line: (949) 644-3200

 

(949) 718-1888 Permit Counter

(949) 644-3204 Planning and Zoning Information
(949) 644-3215 Code Enforcement

 

To Schedule an Inspection:

 

1. Call the Inspection Request Line at (949) 644-3255 or;
2. Click here to schedule an Inspection online

3. For iPermits ONLY, please log onto your online account at www.newportbeachca.gov/onlinepermitting

 

Online Information Request System: Quest
Our business hours are:
General Administration: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Counter hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Permit Issuance &
Plan Check Submittal:
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Residential Building
Inspector hours:
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Alternating Fridays
Inspection hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Inspectors available: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Allowable Construction Hours
per NBMC, Section 10-28
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM / Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Saturday
No Construction Work on Sundays or Holidays

 

ENGINEERS COUNTER SCHEDULE

April 25th - April 29nd

ENGINEER

MON
4-25

TUE
  4-26

WED
4-27

THURS
4-28

FRI
4-29

Ali Naji

APC

APC

APC

APC

N/A

Eric Skarin  LBU Counter PM

LBU

Counter AM

Counter AM

Soon Cho

Counter AM

PC

Counter PM

PC

N/A

Ali Hekmat

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tonee Thai N/A

LBU

Counter AM

Counter PM

LBU

Yousef Barar

LBU

Counter AM

PC

LBU

LBU

Kenneth Huang

Counter PM

LBU

LBU

APC

Counter PM

Ben E. (EMP)*

8-12

8-12

8-12

8-12

N/A

Sergio G. (GEOLOGIST) 7:30-3 7:30-3 7:30-4 7:30-4 7:30-4
Susan G. (FIRE) 1-4:30  1-4:30  1-4:30 1-4:30 7:30-3:30
Todd L. (FIRE) 7:30-1  7:30-1  7:30-1 7:30-1 7:30-1

    APC = Appointment Plan Check
    AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
    PC, LBU = for Internal Use Only
    EMP = Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner

May 2nd - May 6th

ENGINEER

MON
5-2

TUE
5-3

WED
5-4

THURS
5-5

FRI
5-6

Ali Naji

Counter AM

LBU

Counter AM

LBU

N/A

Eric Skarin LBU LBU

Counter PM

PC

N/A

Soon Cho

LBU

Counter AM

LBU

Counter PM

LBU

Ali Hekmat

N/A

N/A

N/A

Counter AM

Counter AM

Tonee Thai APC

APC

APC

APC

Counter AM

Yousef Barar

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kenneth Huang

Counter PM

Counter PM

LBU

LBU

N/A

Ben E. (EMP)*

8-12

8-12

8-12

8-12

N/A

Sergio G. (GEOLOGIST) 7:30-3 7:30-3 7:30-4 7:30-4 7:30-4
Susan G.(FIRE) 1-4:30 1-4:30 1-4:30 1-4:30 N/A
Todd L. (FIRE) 7:30-1 7:30-1 7:30-1 7:30-1 7:30-2

    APC = Appointment Plan Check
    AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
    PC, LBU = for Internal Use Only
    EMP = Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner

      
                               

Community Development Staff Phone E-mail
Kimberly Brandt AICP, Community Development Director 949-644-3228 kbrandt@newportbeachca.gov

 

ADMINISTRATION Phone E-mail
Dan Campagnolo, Systems & Administration Manager 949-644-3231 dcampagnolo@newportbeachca.gov
Jennifer Biddle, Administrative Support Specialist 949-644-3232 jbiddle@newportbeachca.gov
Ruby Garciamay, Administrative Technician 949-644-3201 rgarciamay@newportbeachca.gov
Lanny Krage, Records Specialist 949-644-3293 lkrage@newportbeachca.gov
Traci Mackinen, Administrative Technician 949-718-1865 tmackinen@newportbeachca.gov
Terresa Moritz, Management Analyst 949 644-3239 tmoritz@newportbeachca.gov
Debi Schank, Administrative Support Specialist 949-644-3284 dschank@newportbeachca.gov
Susan Yamada, Administrative Technician 949-644-3280 syamada@newportbeachca.gov
Christine Fugate, Student Aide 949-644-3200 cfugate@newportbeachca.gov
Alyssa Murakami, Student Aide 949-644-3200 amurakami@newportbeachca.gov 
Savanah Melo, Student Aide 949-644-3200  smelo@newportbeachca.gov
Sandy Solis, Student Aide 949-644-3200  ssolis@newportbeachca.gov 
Sean Vo, Student Aide 949-644-3200  svo@newportbeachca.gov
Matthew Webb, Student Aide 949-644-3200 mwebb@newportbeachca.gov 

 

BUILDING Permit Technicians (Public Counter) Phone E-mail
Susan McCourt, Permit Counter Supervisor 949-644-3289 smccourt@newportbeachca.gov
Leslie Duarte, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3290 lduarte@newportbeachca.gov
Jana Egan, Residential Building Inspector 949-644-3216 jegan@newportbeachca.gov
Cara Eng, Permit Specialist II 949 644-3251 ceng@newportbeachca.gov
Jamie Harris, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3274 jharris@newportbeachca.gov
Judi Igasaki, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3291 jigasaki@newportbeachca.gov
Nellie Montejano, Permit Specialist, Contract 949-644-3269 nmontejano@newportbeachca.gov
Jessica Sanchez, Permit Specialist II 949-644-3287 jsanchez@newportbeachca.gov

   

building plan check  Weekly Engineer's Counter Schedule Phone E-mail

Seimone Jurjis,  P.E., C.B.O., Assistant Community Development Director, Chief Building Official

949-644-3282 sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov

Yousef Barar, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3278 ybarar@newportbeachca.gov

Soon Cho, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3281 scho@newportbeachca.gov

Ben Ellingson, Plans Examiner, Elect., Mech., Plumbing 

949-644-3271 bellingson@newportbeachca.gov
Ali HekmatEngineer (Contract) 949-644-3207 ahekmat@newportbeachca.gov

Samir Ghosn, P.E., Principal Engineer/Plan Check 

949-644-3277 sghosn@newportbeachca.gov
Sergio Gutierrez, P.G., Geologist (Contract) 949-644-3213 sgutierrez@newportbeachca.gov
Ken Huang, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 949-644-3285 khuang@newportbeachca.gov

Dan Kennedy, Architect, Principal Engineer/Customer Service

949-644-3279 dkennedy@newportbeachca.gov

Ali Naji, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer  

949-644-3292 anaji@newportbeachca.gov

Eric Skarin, S.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3270 eskarin@newportbeachca.gov

Tonee Thai, P.E., Sr. Civil, Engineer 

949-718-1867 tthai@newportbeachca.gov

  

building Inspectors - SEE inspector area map (pdf) Phone E-mail
John Burckle, Building Inspector Supervisor 949-644-3262 jburckle@newportbeachca.gov
Steve LaneBuilding Inspector (Contract) 949-644-3264 slane@newportbeachca.gov
Rick La Bare, Building Inspector II 949 644-3261 rlabare@newportbeachca.gov
Randy Neilson, Building Inspector   949 644-3260 rneilson@newportbeachca.gov
Chris Sanchez, Sr. Building Inspector  949 644-3266 csanchez@newportbeachca.gov
Paul Sobek, Building Inspector Supervisor 949 644-3268

psobek@newportbeachca.gov

Marshall Shelton, Building Inspector II 949 644-3267 mshelton@newportbeachca.gov
Don Taylor, Sr. Building Inspector 949 644-3263 dtaylor@newportbeachca.gov 
Aaron Thompson, Building Inspector (Contract) 949 644-3272 athompson@newportbeachca.gov

  

Life Safety Services Phone E-mail
Susan Guzzetta, Life Safety Specialist III 949-644-3107 sguzzetta@newportbeachca.gov
Steve MichaelLife Safety Specialist II 949-644-3108 smichael@newportbeachca.gov
Nadine Morris, Life Safety Specialist II 949 644-3105 nmorris@newportbeachca.gov
Raymi Wun, Life Safety Specialist II 949 644-3105 rwun@newportbeachca.gov
Todd Letterman, Life Safety Plan Reviewer (Contract)  949 644-3354 tletterman@newportbeachca.gov

CODE ENFORCEMENT    (SEE AREA MAP ) PHONE E-MAIL

Matt Cosylion, Code Enforcement Supervisor

949-644-3217 mcosylion@newportbeachca.gov 
Cassi Palmer, Sr. Code Enforcement Officer 949-644-3220 cpalmer@newportbeachca.gov

Brian Contino, Code Enforcement Officer

949-644-3257 bcontino@newportbeachca.gov
John Murray, Code Enforcement Officer I 949-270-8137 jmurray@newportbeachca.gov
Zachary Michael, Code Enforcement Trainee 949-644-3286 zmichael@newportbeachca.gov
vacant, Contract Code Enforcement Officer 949-644-3237
David Deleon, Student Aide 949-270-8136  ddeleon@newportbeachca.gov
Tracy Najera, Student Aide 949-270-8136  tnajera@newportbeachca.gov
Michael Webb, Student Aide 949-270-8136 mjwebb@newportbeachca.gov

 

Planning Phone E-mail
Brenda Wisneski, Deputy Director, Community Development 949-644-3297 bwisneski@newportbeachca.gov
Patrick Alford, Planning Program Manager 949-644-3235 palford@newportbeachca.gov
James Campbell,  Principal Planner 949-644-3210  jcampbell@newportbeachca.gov
Jaime Murillo, Senior Planner 949-644-3209 jmurillo@newportbeachca.gov
Gregg Ramirez, Senior Planner 949-644-3219 gramirez@newportbeachca.gov
Makana Nova, Associate Planner 949-644-3249 mnova@newportbeachca.gov
Rosalinh Ung, Associate Planner 949-644-3208 rung@newportbeachca.gov
Ben Zdeba, Associate Planner  949-644-3253 bzdeba@newportbeachca.gov
Chelsea Crager, Assistant Planner 949-644-3227 ccrager@newportbeachca.gov 
Jason Van Patten, Assistant Planner 949-644-3234  jvanpatten@newportbeachca.gov
Melinda Whelan, Assistant Planner 949-644-3221 mwhelan@newportbeachca.gov  
David Lee, Planning Technician 949-644-3225 dlee@newportbeachca.gov

  

Real Property and Asset management PHONE E-MAIL

Lauren Whitlinger, Real Property Administrator

949-644-3236 lwooding@newportbeachca.gov 
Mellissa GordonReal Property Assistant (Contract)  949-644-3206 mgordon@newportbeachca.gov 

 

 

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