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  • Do I need a building permit?
    See Work Exempt from a Permit handout
  • What is the status of my permit?
    Call (805) 461-5035 for the status of your permit.
  • How long will take to receive my permit?
    The time frame for obtaining your permit will depend on the permit class. For an estimated time frame, please call (805) 461-5035.
  • Do I need an Intake Meeting?  Intake Meetings are required for the following permit application submittals:
  • New Commercial / Addition / Shell
  • New Single Family Residential / Addition / Remodel / Foundation Repairs
  • New Residential 2nd Units
  • New Multi-Family Residential
  • Stock Plans (Approved and Proposed)
  • Detached Accessory Structures
  • Space Conversions
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements (Minor or Standard)
  • Schedule your appointment by calling (805) 461-5035
  • How do I schedule an Inspection?
    Call our automated 24-hour inspection request hotline at (805) 466-8099.  Inspection requests made after 5:00 p.m. will receive 2nd day service.  Inspections may be scheduled Monday - Friday.  A.M. or P.M. requests will be accommodated as scheduling permits. 
  • What are the hours of construction in the City of Atascadero?
    7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Noise Ordinance Section 9-14.03 (c)), or as specified in any applicabled conditions of approval.
  • How do I learn about recent permit activity?
    See the permit activity reports page for weekly and monthly reports, as well as annual housing reports.

For other questions regarding a permit, please call the Community Development Department at (805) 461-5035, or email the Permit Center at




When best to contact

Warren Frace – Community Development Director



·Issues with overall plan check process.

·Staff issues.

Dave Muehlhausen –
Chief Building Official



·Plan check correction questions.

·Process questions

·Interpretation and exceptions

Rachelle Paris –

“Permit Technician”


·Plan check status

·Permit fees

·Schedule intake meeting

·Schedule meeting with Bryan Spain

Callie Taylor -
Senior Planner


·Planning questions

·Oak trees corrections

·Precise plans

Bryan Spain -
Contract Plan Checker (California Code Check)



·Building Plan check correction questions

Russ Thompson –

City Engineer


·Street improvements corrections

·Grading and drainage corrections

·Stormwater / LID corrections

David Athey -
Deputy City Engineer



·Street improvements corrections

·Grading and drainage corrections

·Septic system corrections

·Stormwater / LID corrections

Tom Peterson –

City Fire Marshal


·Fire sprinkler corrections

·Driveway slope and turn around corrections

·Fire Code questions

Category: Licenses & Permits

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