Western Joshua Tree Development Advisory


The Building Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all building code provisions that apply to the construction, alteration, demolition, repair, and use of any building or structure within the City.

Whether you are a property owner, contractor, or developer, the City's Permit Center will provide the information needed as you begin the permitting process - from code and plan submittal requirements through the final inspection process.

The City's Permit Center provides information for developers, contractors, and property owners alike. 

In general, all permitted projects follow the same process:

  1. Prepare plans for the job (according to current codes and standards)
  2. Apply for the proper permit for the job on the Self Service Portal
  3. Have the plans reviewed and approved by the Development Department
  4. Pay the appropriate development fees
  5. Await permit issuance
  6. Construct the project according to the approved plans
  7. Have the construction inspected and approved by the Development Department