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 requirements to plan submittal requirements through the final inspection process.
Who do I contact if I want to perform construction in City right-of-way, such as in the street
Any work conducted within the public right-of-way (streets, sidewalk, street parking area, etc.) requires a permit obtained from the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. You may contact Engineering at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 955-5158 with any questions.
Does someone need to be at the job site for the building inspection?
On minor residential projects such as patio covers, decks and re-roofs where the work can be inspected without entering the occupied portion of the house or garage, the inspection can be performed without the owner or contractor at the job site. If you choose not to be at the job site, be sure to allow access to the area to be inspected, provide a ladder if needed to access the area to be inspected, and make sure that dogs and other animals are secured. In the case of larger projects where the Building Inspector will need to enter the home,
an adult aged 18 or older, must be present during the inspection.
How will I know if my building inspection was approved or failed?
Immediately upon completion of the inspection (either approved or failed), inspection results are emailed to the contacts on the building permit. If the inspection is failed, the email notification will include the reasons the inspection was failed.