Building Inspections are required to ensure a building is constructed according to the approved plans and code requirements.
Posting Your Permit
The issued Building Permit must be posted on the job site. The Approved Plans and your Inspection Card must be kept at the job site at all times until the project is completed. During construction, you must comply with any and all laws and ordinances pertaining to your construction activity. Remember, no change or deviation from the Approved Plans can be made without prior approval from the Building Official.
It is the Permit Holder’s responsibility to provide access to the site for inspection. Gates and/or buildings must be unlocked or some arrangements made for a key for use by the inspector. Service lines may be subject to a pressure test. Equipment for such a test must be provided by the Permit Holder.
No work shall be done on any part of the building or structure beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the Building Official. Such approval will be given only after inspection is made of each successive step in the construction process.
Inspections can be scheduled through the Online Permit Center, or through our Automated Phone System, which allows for scheduling via phone or text. Please refer to the following guides:
- To schedule by phone or text, refer to the Inspections and Select Text Scheduling Guide (PDF) or the Automated Inspection Scheduling System Tri-Fold Guide (PDF) to keep handy in your car. Please review the guides, prior to calling and/or texting. Make sure you receive a confirmation number to confirm the inspection is scheduled. Inspection Line: 707-253-4416
- Online Permit Center registered users can schedule an inspection online. Please refer to the How to Schedule an Inspection Online guide.
It is very important that you schedule your inspections according to the directions provided. Failure to enter the information correctly can result in your inspection not being scheduled. If you need to confirm your inspection or get an estimated time, please call 707-253-4417 on the morning of your scheduled inspection, between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and speak to the inspector assigned to your area.
A Re-Inspection Fee may be assessed for each re-inspection when work for that inspection is not complete, or when corrections called for are not made. Re-inspections should be scheduled in the normal manner (see Scheduling Inspections above).
Before the Building Division will issue a Permit Final, your project will need to receive final inspection approval from all other county departments/divisions concerned with your project. Please view the front of your Permit Card for contact information to schedule. Do not try to schedule a Building Permit Final before you have received all other department finals. A Building Permit Final and/or Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until the construction is complete. Please call our office 48 hours after your final building inspection to confirm that you have received your Building Permit Final.