Operational Hours / Staff Directory

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The Community Development Department and the public counter are located in the Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.


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We can be reached at:

Department Main Line: (949) 644-3200


(949) 718-1888 Permit Counter

(949) 644-3204 Planning and Zoning Information
(949) 644-3215 Code Enforcement


To Schedule an Inspection:


1. Call the Inspection Request Line at (949) 644-3255 or;
2. Click here to schedule an Inspection online

3. For iPermits ONLY, please log onto your online account at www.newportbeachca.gov/onlinepermitting


Online Information Request System: Quest
Our business hours are:
General Administration: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Counter hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Friday
Permit Issuance &
Plan Check Submittal:
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Residential Building
Inspector hours:
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Alternating Fridays
Inspection hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM / Monday - Friday
Inspectors available: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Allowable Construction Hours
per NBMC, Section 10-28
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM / Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Saturday
No Construction Work on Sundays or Federal Holidays



JAN 30
JAN 31
FEB 01
FEB 02
FEB 03
Meeting 4-5
Eric Skarin AM B/U Counter AM PC AM B/U Counter AM
Melissa Kubischta - - - - OFF
Zhao Zhang   PM B/U Counter PM PC
Dan Aquino
Dustin Horney Counter AM AM B/U AM B/U Counter AM AM B/U
Alex Liu PC PC Counter PM PC Counter PM
Kenneth Huang Counter PM PM B/U PM B/U Counter PM OFF
Oliver Daluz 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30


Sergio Gutierrez                          7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 Appt Only
Fire Prevention
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM

      APC = Appointment Plan Check
      PC = back office plan check
      AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
      LBU = Counter coverage during lunch & back-up
      AM engineer lunch is 12:30-1:30, & PM engineer lunch is 11:30-12:30
     *EMP (Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner)
   **CEG (Certified Engineer Geologist) Available 1-3 pm by appointment (Mon - Thurs), Friday is by appointment

FEB 06
FEB 07
FEB 08
FEB 09
FEB 10
Eric Skarin AM B/U PC Counter AM
Melissa Kubischta  PC PC PC PC OFF
Zhao Zhang PM B/U  PC Counter PM    PM  B/U Counter PM
Dan Aquino
Counter AM AM B/U PC Counter AM
Dustin Horney  OFF Counter AM AM B/U PC Counter AM 
Alex Lui   Counter PM PM B/U   PC Counter PM PM B/U
Kenneth Huang  PC Counter PM PM B/U PM B/U AM B/U
Oliver Daluz (EMP)* 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30
7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 OFF

Sergio Gutierrez (CEG)*

7:30-12:30 7:30-1230 7:30-12:30 7:30-12:30 Appt only
Fire Prevention     7:30-12
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM
Appt only
after 1 PM

      APC = Appointment Plan Check
      PC = Back office plan check
      AM Counter hours: 7:30 - 12:30, PM Counter hours: 12:30 - 5:30 (Friday PM Counter Hours: 12:30-4:30)
      LBU = Counter coverage during lunch & back-up
      AM Engineer lunch is 12:30-1:30, & PM engineer lunch is 11:30-12:30
     *EMP = Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Plans Examiner, Friday is appointment only
   **CEG (Certified Engineer Geologist) Friday is by appointment

Community Development Staff Phone E-mail
Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director 949-644-3200 sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov


Dan Campagnolo, Systems & Administration Manager 949-644-3231 dcampagnolo@newportbeachca.gov
Clarivel Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant 949-644-3232 crodriguez@newportbeachca.gov
Ketshy Palencia, Department Assistant 949-644-3201 kpalencia@newportbeachca.gov
Amanda Lee, Records Specialist 949-718-1865 alee@newportbeachca.gov
Savannah Martinez, Department Assistant 949 644-3293  smartinez@newportbeachca.gov 
Brittany Ramirez, Management Analyst 949-644-3239 bramirez@newportbeachca.gov
Debi Schank, Administrative Assistant 949-644-3284 dschank@newportbeachca.gov
Susan Yamada, Department Assistant 949-644-3280 syamada@newportbeachca.gov
Tiana Fain, Intern 949 644-3200 tfain@newportbeachca.gov 
Andrew Janey, Intern 949-644-3200 ajaney@newportbeachca.gov
Jasmine Leon, Intern 949-644-3200 jleon@newportbeachca.gov
Nick Dildine, Intern  949-644-3200 ndildine@newportbeachca.gov 
Tak Wong, Intern  949-644-3215  twong@newportbeachca.gov 


BUILDING Permit Technicians (Public Counter) Phone E-mail
VACANT, Permit Counter Supervisor 949-644-3289
Raul Cortez, Department Assistant 949-644-3290 rcortez@newportbeachca.gov 
Stacy Kirk, Permit Technician II 949 644-3287 skirk@newportbeachca.gov
Ben Jen, Permit Technician II 949-644-3274 bjen@newportbeachca.gov
Judi Igasaki, Permit Technician II 949-644-3291 jigasaki@newportbeachca.gov
Savanah Reyes, Permit Technician II
949-644-3269 sreyes@newportbeachca.gov
Ryan Tolentino, Permit Technician II 949-644-3287 rtolentino@newportbeachca.gov 


building plan check  Weekly Engineer's Counter Schedule Phone E-mail

Tonee Thai P.E., Deputy Community Development Director / Chief Building Official

949-718-1867 tthai@newportbeachca.gov
Dan Aquino, P.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 949-644-3292  daquino@newportbeachca.gov 

Oliver Daluz, Plans Examiner, EMP

949-644-3271 odaluz@newportbeachca.gov
Sergio Gutierrez, P.G., C.E.G., Certified Engineer Geologist 949-644-3213 sgutierrez@newportbeachca.gov
Dustin Horney, P.E. Civil Engineer  949-644-3277  dhorney@newportbeachca.gov 
Ken Huang, P.E., Acting Principal Engineer 949-644-3285 khuang@newportbeachca.gov
Melissa Kubischta, S.E., Principal Engineer 949-644-3278  mkubischta@newportbeachca.gov
Alex Liu, P.E., Civil Engineer  949-644-3202  aliu@newportbeachca.gov 

Eric Skarin, S.E., Sr. Civil Engineer 

949-644-3270 eskarin@newportbeachca.gov
Ramin Taghinezhad, PhD, P.E., Civil Engineer 949-644-3281  rtaghinezhad@newportbeachca.gov 
Zhao Zhang, S.E., Civil Engineer 949-644-3279  zzhang@newportbeachca.gov


building Inspectors - SEE inspector area map (pdf) Phone E-mail
Vacant, Building Inspector 949-644-3263   
Steve LanePrincipal Building Inspector 949-644-3264 slane@newportbeachca.gov
Rick LaBare, Sr. Building Inspector 949-644-3261 rlabare@newportbeachca.gov
Jaime Molina, Building Inspector II  949-644-3379 jmolina@newportbeachca.gov 
David Reed, Building Inspector II 949-644-3252 dreed@newportbeachca.gov 
Richard OrtizContract Building Inspector  949-644-3260  rortiz@newportbeachca.gov 
Chris Sanchez, Principal Building Inspector 949-644-3266 csanchez@newportbeachca.gov
Chad Shelton, Building Inspector II 949-644-3295     cshelton@newportbeachca.gov 
Marshall Shelton, Sr. Building Inspector 949-644-3267 mshelton@newportbeachca.gov
Bill TumanBuilding Inspector II 949-644-3272 btuman@newportbeachca.gov 
Jason Rudenick, Building Inspector II  949-644-3262  jrudenick@newportbeachca.gov 


Life Safety Services Phone E-mail
James GillespieActing Fire Marshal 949-644-3354 jgillespie@newportbeachca.gov 
Nadine Morris, Life Safety Specialist II 949-644-3105 nmorris@newportbeachca.gov
Michael PasmantPart-time Life Safety Specialist I 949-644-3111  mpasmant@newportbeachca.gov 
Jon Reid, Life Safety Specialist II 949-644-3107  jreid@newportbeachca.gov 
Raymi Wun, Life Safety Specialist II 949-644-3110 rwun@newportbeachca.gov

John MurrayCode Enforcement Supervisor 949-270-8137 jmurray@newportbeachca.gov

Monique Navarrete, Senior Code Enforcement Officer 

949-644-3257 mnavarrete@newportbeachca.gov
Jonathan Munoz, Code Enforcement Officer I 949-644-3220 jmunoz@newportbeachca.gov
Searcy Snyder, Code Enforcement Officer I 949-644-3286 ssnyder@newportbeachca.gov
Aydee Inzunza, Code Enforcement Officer 949-644-3230   ainzunza@newportbeachca.gov 


Planning Phone E-mail
James Campbell, Deputy Director, Community Development 949-644-3210 jcampbell@newportbeachca.gov
Jaime Murillo, Principal Planner 949-644-3209 jmurillo@newportbeachca.gov
Ben Zdeba,  Principal Planner 949-644-3253 bzdeba@newportbeachca.gov
Makana Nova, Senior Planner 949-644-3249 mnova@newportbeachca.gov
Chelsea Crager, Senior Planner 949-644-3227 ccrager@newportbeachca.gov 
Liz Westmoreland, Senior Planner 949-644-3234 lwestmoreland@newportbeachca.gov
David LeeAssociate Planner 949-644-3225 dlee@newportbeachca.gov  
Melinda Whelan, Assistant Planner
949-644-3221 mwhelan@newportbeachca.gov
Joselyn Perez, Assistant Planner 949-644-3312 jperez@newportbeachca.gov
Jenny Tran, Assistant Planner 949-644-3212 jtran@newportbeachca.gov
Afshin Atapour, Assistant Planner 949-644-3237 aatapour@newportbeachca.gov
VACANT, Planning Technician  949-644-3235  


Real Property and Asset management PHONE E-MAIL

Lauren Whitlinger, Real Property Administrator

949-644-3236 lwooding@newportbeachca.gov 
Carrera Mullinax, Management Analyst 949-644-3206 cmullinax@newportbeachca.gov