For your convenience, Building Division permit records are available online in two formats.
Permit History (Scanned Images)
Note: Permits turned over from the County of Orange for areas in Newport Coast, Bay Knolls, and Santa Ana Heights are on a separate portion of the database and are not accessible via the web. Please go to the City of Newport Beach Building Division, 2nd floor for records. For Newport Coast, please see the Newport Coast Jurisdiction List to determine if your particular area has been turned over from the County.
Search for Permits by Address (Online Permit Tracking System)
Search for Permits by Address is a web based version of the Building Division permit software. The information maintained in database is limited to activities initialized since this software has been used by the City of Newport Beach. It is important to note that searching for information using Permits by Address may not give you access to all of the documents. To find all of the available documents for an address please see the Permit History database.
Important Note Regarding Plans
Building Plans are not available on the website. You must come to the Building Division to see any plans that we may have on file. If you wish to copy any plans, you must comply with Sections 19850-19853 of the Health and Safety Code. These code sections compel the Building Division to require permission from the owner of the property as well as any licensed architects and/or engineers that have stamped and signed the plans. Please see the Building Division brochure for detailed information.
Building Code Modifications
The following lists show all modification requests that the Building Division has received. This list will be updated monthly. For the most current information, please call the Building Division at (949) 644-3275.
View Building Code Modifications by Year:
To print or view a Modification to Provisions of the Building Code Request Form