Building Permits

The mission of the Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department is to help protect the citizens and visitors of Orange County through permitting and inspection of retail food service establishments, regulation and permitting of on-site sewage facilities, investigating environmental violations and enforcement and permitting of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodplain Regulations. We will make every effort to ensure our citizens receive information and services that protect the health, safety and well-being and provide good stewardship of public resources. 

The Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department performs specialized inspections for:

  • Building/Development Projects
  • Environmental Complaints
  • Food Service Establishments 
  • On-Site Septic Systems

This involves investigating all complaints, issuing permits along with advising contractors, property owners and food service owners on steps they will need to take to comply with current applicable laws and regulations.

Orange County Environmental Health and Code Compliance staff

Joel Ardoin - Director

Michele Johnson - Secretary

Tammie Marcantel - Inspector of Environmental and On-Site Septic Systems

Lisa Roberts - Foodplain Manager of Building/Development Permits

James Scales - Inspector of Food Service Establishments