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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.

How to Schedule Building and Fire Inspections:

All building inspection requests need to be emailed to: inspections@indianwells.com. You must email inspection request before 4 pm to be scheduled for the next business day. All request need to include the following:

1. Address
2. Permit Number (ex. B00-000-000)
3. Type of Inspection
4. Contact Person Name & Number

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 solarpermit@indianwells.com for processing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

Forms and Handouts

Affidavit For Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Detector
Affidavit For Water Conserving Fixtures
Application to Construct
CALGreen Non-Residential Mandatory Measure Checklist
CALGreen Residential Mandatory Measures Checklist
2016 Low Rise Residential Mandatory Measures Summary
Citywide Fee Schedule
Construction Without Permits
Geotechnical Policy
Public Records Request Form
Recycling Information
Special Inspection Form
Structural Observation Report

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.

Senate Bill 407 (full text here) requirements for low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Submittal Requirements

Commercial
Electric Vehicle Charger
Fire Pit, Fireplace & BBQ
Pool & Spa
Reroof
Residential
Room Addition
Tenant Improvement
Tent Requirements
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.

Architects
Engineers/Surveyors
Contractors
Landscape Architects
Structural Pest Control Companies 

Building Reports

November 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
October 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report 
September 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
August 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
July 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
June 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
May 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
April 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
March 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
February 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
January 2019 Monthly Issued Permits Report
December 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report
November 2018 Monthly Issued Permits Report


Building Division Contacts

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

Permit Technician II, Tana Batiste
tbatiste@indianwells.com 

Building Inspector II/Code Enforcement Officer, Wes Remaklus
wremaklus@indianwells.com

Building Official & Code Enforcement Manager, Craig Degroot
cdegroot@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, Thomas Cervantes
thomas.cervantes@fire.ca.gov

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