The Building Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for plan checking construction documents, permit issuance, and field inspections of all buildings and structures built within the City. Once plans are approved and building begins, the Division inspects the work in progress assuring that minimum code compliance is achieved. The Division enforces the minimum requirements of California Building Codes, state and federal laws and local ordinances to ensure the safety of all structures. The Division also serves as a central clearinghouse, distributing plans to other departments to assure that a project complies with all the City’s requirements.
The information on this website should serve as a general guide. Please contact the Building Division at 650-558-7260 to confirm and clarify information provided here and to receive updates.