ConnectLCF Video Tutorials

Following tutorials accompany both written instruction with a quick video performing the task.  Note, videos are ADA compliant and contain no verbal or audio instructions.  Refer to the written instructions.

REMEMBER, to navigate to ConnectLCF Page go to www.lcf.ca.gov/connectlcf or by clicking here.

FEATURES FOR NON-SIGNED IN USERS

HOW TO SEARCH FOR A PERMIT/PLAN/INSPECTIONS
(SAME PROCESS APPLIES FOR PERMITS/INSPECTIONS)(LOGIN NOT REQUIRED)

Search Permits Login NOT Required


  1. From ConnectLCF page, select the record you would like to see Permit/Plan/Inspection.
  2. Type search criteria.  You do not need to fill in everything.  We recommend using property address.
  3. Click Search to display a list of results that meet the search criteria.  REMEMBER TO SCROLL DOWN, RECORDS SHOW UP UNDER THE SEARCH BOX.










VIEW TODAYS INSPCTION (LOGIN NOT REQUIRED)

View Todays Inspection


  1. From ConnectLCF page, select click Todays Inspection.
  2. Here you will see all inspections scheduled for that day.
  3. You can also select future date.  NOTE: only inspections that have been scheduled will show up.













HOW TO USE MAP TO SEARCH (LOGIN NOT REQUIRED)

How to Use Map To Search


  1. From ConnectLCF page, select Map from the bar.
  2. Type in an address in the search bar or zoom in to select a parcel.
  3. Search result will show all permits/plans/inspections associated with the address.  
  4. Search result also show active permits.











FEATURES FOR SIGNED IN USERS

HOW TO REGISTER

How to Register


  1. Navigate to ConnectLCF Portal from www.lcf.ca.gov/connectlcf or by clicking here.
  2. Click the Sign Up option located in the second column on the right under the heading of Not a Member? REGISTER
  3. Enter your email address and click next.
  4. Check your email.  You will be sent a confirmation email.  Click CONFIRM in the email.  This will navigate you back to ConnectLCF registration Site.
  5. Fill in as much information regarding your profile.  This will ensure prevention of error accounts.
  6. Click I'm Not a Robot
  7. Click Submit.




HOW TO LOGIN

How to Login


  1. Navigate to ConnectLCF Portal from www.lcf.ca.gov/connectlcf or by clicking here.
  2. Click the Login button located in the second column on the right under the heading of Login.
  3. Enter your login credientials.
  4. Click Login.











HOW TO APPLY

How to Apply

  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Click Apply from the top tool bar
  3. Select the records you wish to apply for (permits/plan)
  4. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the 6 steps of the application.
  5. Note Project Address: Search for the project address with number and street name only (do not include street type Ave/Way/Blvd. etc)
  6. Note: Add additional contacts including contractors/architects (make sure they have a ConnectLCF login to make the search easier)
  7. Fill all information pertaining to your project
  8. Submit required submittals.  Refer to Required Submittals Guide
  9. Review and submit.





HOW TO APPLY FROM THE MAP

How to Apply From Map



  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Click Map from the top tool bar.
  3. Search for an address or locate an other on the map.
  4. Select the point tool next to the search bar.
  5. Select the property and select the address in the left panel.
  6. Select the type of application permit/plans.
  7. Complete the application.









HOW TO FILTER(ORGANIZE) YOUR RECORDS

Filter Your Records




  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Click View from the top tool bar
  3. Select the records you wish to see (permits/plan)
  4. Use drop down menu to filter bases on available filters.











HOW TO RESPOND TO ATTENTIONS

Attention Section



Attentions show up in your dashboards.  Attentions are records that require your immediate action.  It can include unpaid invoices, failed inspections and plan checks outcomes.  Always address those items first.
  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Look at the Attention icon and select the one you would like to review.
  3. Attention icon will list the records along with their status and the action you need to take.
  4. Click the action to be directed to the page to take the action.






HOW TO VIEW PLAN CHECK CORRECTIONS AND RESUBMIT

How to Review Corrections and Resubmit Plans



  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Failed reviews will show up under Attention.
  3. Click on Attention and filter by Failed Reviews.
  4. Click on Failed Review for the appropriate reocord.
  5. Click details to review the written corrections. 
  6. Then Click the record number to go to the main record page.
  7. Click on the attachment tab with a red circle by it.
  8. Click on the attachment requiring resubmitals to review markups.
  9. Click Resubmit to upload a new version of the plan.






HOW TO VIEW YOUR INSPECTIONS

How to View Inspections



  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate Inspections.
  3. Click view inspections.
  4. Here you can review all inspections for your various projects.











HOW TO PAY INVOICES

How to Pay Invoices




  1. Login to your ConnectLCF Dashboard.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate My Invoices.
  3. You can select to pay the invoices which are past due/due/all invoices(total)
  4. Click add to cart.
  5. Your cart will upload with the invoices to be paid.
  6. Click on each invoice for more details.
  7. Remove any invoice you do not want to pay.
  8. Click Check Out to pay with a credit card.
  9. Complete the credit card transaction following screen instructions.