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About the Building Division

The Building Services Division, as part of the Community Development Department, provides all building permit and inspection services for property development in the City. The division reviews construction plans, issues permits, and performs inspections to ensure building projects are built safely and in compliance with state and local codes and regulations helping create a vibrant, livable, and safely-built community. Whether you are remodeling a home, building your dream house, or constructing your new commercial project, we look forward to serving you.



What kind of permit do I need?

For information about permitting requirements, please visit the Permit Center and refer to the Timelines & Submittal Checklists and Related FAQs sections below.

Timelines and Submittal Checklists

Major Review - First Review: 4-5 weeks; Rechecks: 2-3 weeks

Over the Counter - Minor Items/Repairs

Additional documentation may be required.

Common Over the Counter Requests

  • Reroof (A permit is required for each structure | CF-6R-ENV-01 for Commercial)
  • Residential HVAC - HVAC Equipment
  • Window Replacement - Residential Certificate of Compliance
  • Electrical Service Meter Upgrade <400 amps
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Demo of an Accessory Structure (non-habitable) - Site Plan Required
  • Commercial Change of Occupancy

Addendums & Revisions - Hourly Review - Varies by project

Other Common Addendums & Revisions

  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Alarm
  • Commercial Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems

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Quick Links & Resources

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Steel frame of a building in construction

International Code Council

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California Department of Housing & Community Development

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Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board