Permitting and Planning

The City of Irvine has a well-earned reputation as a business friendly city.

The City and the Chamber ED team are committed to facilitating business relocation, growth and economic development. We understand how important the permitting process is during start-up, relocation and expansion. We offer the benefit of the City’s One-Stop Permit Center for concurrent review and processing, courtesy preliminary plan checking meetings and next-day building and safety inspections to help you move expeditiously through the process.

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Jan 13, 2016

Irvine Business Complex Vision Plan 2015 5 Year Study
The IBC Vision Plan Traffic Study Update proposes improvements for all intersections (and one impacted arterial segment) within the study area that are identified as impacts as well as all forecast cumulative deficiencies.

Category: Permitting and Planning, Site Selection,

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Jan 01, 2015

City of Irvine Planning Department
City of Irvine permit applications may be submitted at the Permit Processing counter located in the City Hall.  The counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Appointments can be made with our permit Counter Staff to discuss: Project Submittal Requirements, Plan Check or Permit Fees & Permit Issuance Requirements.

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Jan 01, 2015

Codes, Licenses, & Permits
The City of Irvine has a planning development center in the City Hall. Information can be obtained about Use Permits, Certificate of Occupancy, Building Occupancy & Occupancy and New Buildings.

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Posted on:
Jan 01, 2015

Doing Business in the City of Irvine
The City of Irvine purchases a wide variety of goods and services through a centralized purchasing system, administered by the Purchasing Section of the Administrative Services Department. The Orange County Great Park Corporation is also supported by the Purchasing staff at the City of Irvine. The goal of the Purchasing Section is to ensure fair and open competition in strict conformance with the City of Irvine...

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Jan 01, 2015

City of Irvine Business Licensing
The City of Irvine requires all commercial and residential businesses operating within the City to obtain and maintain a business license (Code of Ordinances Section 4-6-201) within 60 days of the first date of conducting business. The business license requirement enables the City to maintain a database of businesses within the City that is used for police emergency responses, sales tax purposes, and a multitude of...

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