Building Division

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PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, all building permit applications must be submitted digitally. The digital submittal package must include all documentation provided in a typical submittal. Please use the City's Permit Portal for all submittals. 

Inspection and plan review services are provided by a contracted building services firm. For questions regarding permits, contact Patrick Holub at

The Building Division reviews project plans, issues permits, and provides inspection services for compliance of California’s building, fire, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy, and disabled access codes, as well as city ordinances, for all new and existing buildings in the city. We respond to citizen concerns regarding illegal construction and substandard (living or dwelling) conditions as outlined in the International Property Maintenance Code.

This division also provides project review and inspections for fire and life safety code compliance, and provides hazardous material and water system analysis. Staff works closely with the Five Cities Fire Authority, assisting in annual fire inspection of certain types of occupancies, wild land interface regulations, and fire prevention issues.

Please be advised that communications directed to the City, its legislative bodies and their members (i.e., City Council, Planning Commission) or City staff are public records, and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act and Brown Act unless exempt from disclosure under the applicable law.