For those used to the older permit desk a surprise awaits. The comfortable waiting room is filled with light, and the service desk is much improved with multiple stations. You’ll find the wait time is minimal. Parking is free, ample, and close by in the structure across Civic Green, which is a nice change from the previous peninsula location. If you don’t have the time or want to save yourself a trip, you can search permit and plan check status online at: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/index.aspx?page=1754. Search by plan number or property street address.