The City of Irvine offers a mail-in permit program that applies to residential work of a limited nature: replacement or installation of water heaters; minor plumbing and mechanical projects; and re-roof projects.
Mail-in permits are available to contractors who have an active Contractors' License with the Contractor's State License Board and an active City of Irvine Business License. Homeowners performing their own improvements are also eligible.
Permits can be obtained by mail if mail-in permit submittal requirements are met. An application packet including submittal requirements and forms for mail-in permits and the Business License Application Form are available for your convenience.
Inspections for installation of small appliances (i.e., water heaters and fixtures; heating and cooling appliance replacements and residential re-roofing are performed by City Inspectors.