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

Daily Building Inspection Schedule

Click here for the for Daily Building Inspection Schedule. Please note, the list is in no particular order and AM/PM requests will only be honored if the inspector's schedule allows.

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
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Affidavit Form
Citywide Fee Schedule
Construction Without Permits
Geotechnical Policy
Public Records Request Form
Recycling Information
Special Inspection Form

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
Fire Pit, Fireplace & BBQ
Pool & Spa
Residential Plan Review
Room Addition
Temporary Tents & Membrane Structures
Tenant Improvement
Vertical Construction

Window/Slider Door Change out

Useful Links

California Energy Commission

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

November 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
October 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
September 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
August 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
July 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
June 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
May 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
April 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
March 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
February 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
January 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
December 2017 Monthly Issued Permits Report
November 2017 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, David Gassaway

Building Official & Code Enforcement Manager, 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, Thomas Cervantes