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Building Division



Building - Counter Hours 

Counter hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m
and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. excluding Holidays.


Building Inspections - To schedule all building inspections, please call the Building Department Inspection Hotline at (760) 834-7790 by 4 p.m. for a next business day inspection.

County Fire Inspections -
To schedule all fire inspections, please call (760) 346-1870.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Expedited PV Solar Permit Process

Residential Solar PV System Submittal Requirements

Email plan check documents to for processing.

Masonry Block wall standards

Freestanding Block Wall
Masonry Pilaster
Retaining/Block Wall Combination
Retaining Walls

Forms and Handouts

Building Permit Application
Building Permit Requirements
Construction Without Permits
Geotechnical Policy
Public Records Request Form
Recycling Information
Residential Plan Requirements
Requirements for Fire Pits, Fireplaces and BBQs
Vertical Construction General Submittal Checklist 

Useful Links

California Energy Commission
Utility Rebates - So Cal Gas and Southern California Edison

New Legislative Requirements

Senate Bill 183 (full text here) requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in nearly all dwelling units. For additional information, see this FAQ document by the California State Fire Marshal.
Senate Bill 407 (full text here) requirements for low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Verify State Licensing

Click on the appropriate license type below. All of the below listed require a license from the State of California.

Landscape Architects
Structural Pest Control Companies 

Building Reports

September 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report
August 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report

July 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report

June 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report
May 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report
April 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report

Building Division Contacts

Building Inspection Hotline: (760) 834-7790
County Fire Inspection: (760) 346-1870
Department's Direct Line: (760) 776-0230

Community Development Director / Building Official, Warren Morelion

Building Inspector II, Craig Degroot

Building Inspector II / Code Enforcement Officer, Bruce Pelletier

Building Technician II, Tana Batiste

County Fire Contacts

County Fire Marshall, James Frater

Deputy Fire Marshall, Sonia Cooley

Fire Safety Specialist, James Aldrich