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 and Fire Inspections:

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.

Expedited PV Solar Permit Process

Residential Solar PV System - Submittal Requirements
Email plan check documents to solarpermit@indianwells.com for processing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

Forms and Handouts

Building Permit Application
Building Permit Requirements
CALGreen Non-Residential Mandatory Measure Checklist
CALGreen Residential Mandatory Measures Checklist
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

Masonry Block wall standards

Freestanding Block Wall
Masonry Pilaster

Retaining/Block Wall Combination
Retaining Walls

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.

Submittal Requirements

Commercial
Electric Vehicle Charger
Outdoor BBQs
 - BBQ Separation Detail
Pool & Spa
Reroof
Residential
Room Addition
Temporary Tents & Membrane Structures
Tenant Improvement
Window/Slider Door Change out

Useful Links

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

Verify State Licensing

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

Architects 
Engineers/Surveyors
Contractors
Landscape Architects
Structural Pest Control Companies 

Building Reports


July 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report

June 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
May 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
April 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
March 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report

February 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
January 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
December 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report
November 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report
October 2015 Monthly Issued Permits Report

September 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

Interim Community Development Director, David Gassaway 
dgassaway@indianwells.com

Building Inspector II, Craig Degroot
cdegroot@indianwells.com

Building Inspector II / Code Enforcement Officer, Bruce Pelletier
bpelletier@indianwells.com

Building Technician II, Tana Batiste
tbatiste@indianwells.com

County Fire Contacts

County Fire Marshall, James Frater
james.frater@fire.ca.gov

Deputy Fire Marshall, Sonia Cooley
sonia.cooley@fire.ca.gov

Fire Safety Specialist, James Aldrich
james.aldrich@fire.ca.gov