Building Division

The City's Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to commercial and residential building construction and remodeling within the city.
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Services & Regulations
The Building Division provides services necessary to insure that construction within the city is performed in a safe and lawful manner by regulating:

  • Permit Activities
  • ADA Law
  • Demolition of Structures
  • Energy Conservation
  • Life Safety
  • Permit Activities
  • Seismic Safety
  • Uniform Construction Codes
Division Enforcement
Enforcement is accomplished by:
  • Application Review
  • Plan Check Services
  • Processing Building permits
  • Performing Inspections
  • Responding to Complaints
  1. For Consumers
  2. For Contractors

What You Should Know Before You Hire a Contractor!

  1. Make sure they are licensed by the Contractor's State License BoardLaw states that work performed in California that is valued at $500 or more must be completed by a State Licensed Contractor.  Report unlicensed activity
  2. Verify their State Contractor's License Number and current status on-line or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).
  3. Get at least 3 bids and check their referencesHow to find the right contractor.
  4. Take your time before you make a decision about hiring a contractor.  Be advised that unlicensed individuals pose a risk to you and family's financial security.  In California, it is a misdemeanor to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor without a license issued by the California State License Board.  2014, California Contractors License Law and Reference Book