ePlan and Permit Center

Fountain Valley's Permit Center is the City's electronic plan check and permit system which allows you to submit a permit application online and upload plans for plan review. By submitting your plans in an electronic format (PDF), most of the cost associated with paper plans is eliminated and you can stay updated on the progress of your project.

If your project requires Fire Department review, paper plans shall be submitted separately. Contact the Building DIvision at 714-593-4429 for more information.

Submit an Application to the Permit Center

To begin using the Fountain Valley Permit Center:

1. Create an account at this web site: https://fountainvalley.cts.city. Verify your email address and then log back in to the web site.

2.  Fill out the online permit application and upload your PDF plan documents.

Uploaded PDF Plan Document Should Include:

  1. Plan Review Submittal Criteria Checklist
  2. Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Structural plan sheet
  3. Structural Calculations
  4. Title 24 Documents
  5. Geotechnical Report
  6. Soils Report
  7. Homeowners Association (HOA) Approval Documents

3.  Pay the plan check fee with a VISA or MasterCard.

Please adhere to these PDF Submittal Guidelines or your project will be rejected.

Resubmit (PDF) Documents For Plan Check

The Permit Center is where all building plan check takes place for a project.

Submitting (PDF) plans for the first plan check submittal is straight forward as the (PDF) plans are uploaded with the initial application.

Resubmitting plans for additional plan checks is a different process. For the steps for how to resubmit (PDF documents after the first plan check or after the initial application has been accepted, click here.

Accepted Permits

We are currently accepting online applications for the following permit types:
  1. Room Additions and Remodels
  2. New Single-Family Residence
  3. New Multi-Family Residence
  4. New Commercial Development
  5. Tenant Improvements
  6. Demolition
  1. Pools and Spas
  2. Solar Panels
  3. Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS)
  4. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
  5. Grading
  6. Signs

Expedited Permits

  1. Window and Door Replacement (A)
  2. Residential Reroof
  3. Water Heater Change-out
  4. Residential Repipe
  5. Panel Upgrade (200 amp)
  1. Residential Rewire
  2. Residential EV Charger
  3. City Standard Block Wall (B, C)
  4. City Standard Furnace and A/C Change-out (B)
  5. City Standard Patio Cover (B)

A include Window Replacement Worksheet and Floor Plan
include Site Plan
C include Community Property Line Wall Agreement