Friday, February 27, 2015
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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 or email 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 view our submittal intake checklists.
  • 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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