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Building & Development

The Building & Development Division is available for consultation and permitting services weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm. If you have questions about permitting, building codes, construction violations, or general building safety, please use the informational links provided, visit us at our public counter, or give us a call.

Main Phone:(707) 253-4417 Main E-mail:
Inspection Line : (707) 253-4416 Fax: (707) 253-4336

service areas

Documents, Forms & Information

Information and technical guidance on all types of projects via Division handouts, by phone, or in person at the Public Counter.

Permit Process & Application

Building and construction permitting process, plan submittal, plan review, permit issuance, document retention, development approvals required by others, and scheduling of inspections.

NOTE: Plan Sets are accepted with just three copies, but no larger than 24" x 36"

Construction Inspection

Next day inspection services for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, disabled access, energy efficiency, and monitoring of the inspection process.

Code Enforcement

Investigation of citizen complaints of County code violations, through inspection, notification, communication and issuance of citations.

Other Department Information

Housing Element cover 2014

Draft Final 2014 Housing Element Update

We are working to update the Housing Element of the County's General Plan and now have draft final documents. Public input and official review will continue to happen during spring and early summer.

HIA - Draft Final Housing Needs Assessment 3-24-14 for HCD Review
HIA - Draft Final Housing Policy Document 3-24-14 for HCD Review
Draft Housing Element Needs Assessment
Draft Housing Needs Policy Document

Environmental House Planning

Current Project Information

Find documents and information about major projects, development applications, and other Department work programs.

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Quick Permit Plans

Quick Permits

Get a permit in 10-days! The Building Division offers permits in ten days or less for some select permit types. Is your project ready!

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