The Building Department is here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have and to enforce various building and building-related codes in order to protect you, your family and your property.
California state law requires local jurisdictions to provide comprehensive building code enforcement services to promote a minimum safety standard for all aspects of the building construction, fire and structural items, as well as plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Below is a list of a few projects that require a building permit by the city:
- Patio Covers – attached or detached.
- New backyard sheds over 120 sq.ft. (zoning permit needed for sheds under 120 sq.ft.)
- Swimming Pools
- House Additions
- HVAC units (new or replacement)
- Water Heaters (new or replacement)
- Water Softeners
- Various plumbing projects (excluding minor repairs or clearing stoppages)
- All electrical projects (excluding receptacle or fixture replacement)
- Solar Systems (streamline solar submittals can be sent to email@example.com)
As these are just a few of the projects that require a permit, please call the Building Department at (209) 862-3725, option 8, if you are not sure if your project requires a permit. We would be happy to speak with you to answer any questions or concerns. With the constant changes to the codes and regulations, a type of project that was previously approved and completed without a permit may need one today. Our goal is to ensure your safety and limit any damage to your property.