Building Division

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 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

Electric Vehicle Charger
Outdoor BBQs
 - BBQ Separation Detail
Pool & Spa
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.

Landscape Architects
Structural Pest Control Companies 

Building Reports

September 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
August 2016 Monthly Issued Permits Report
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

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

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