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Building Services

We provide and process building permits, review plans, and inspect construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.

Our mission: "Helping the community build safe and sustainable dreams through high quality customer service, certainty, engagement, and transparently adaptable standards"

mPOWER is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (Pace) program. It provides financing for both residential and non-residential property owners to make energy efficiency improvements, as well as solar and water conservation measures. PACE is unique, in that, the financing will be repaid by adding the annual installments to the property tax bill.

New Inspection Checklists

Services and Information

  • Building Applications/Forms
    Application for permit, construction waste management plan, request for permit research, plan submittal and inspection forms, energy forms for nonHERS changeouts and/or reroofs
  • Inspection Information and Scheduling Online
    Daily inspections list, scheduling inspections online, inspection requirements and inspection checklists, open conditions
  • Building Permits/Fees/Reports
    Online permits, fee estimator, fees, permit research, activity reports, city or county jurisdiction, permit records
  • Building Codes/Standards
    California codes for building construction, Building and Energy Standards, Placer County Code
  • Code Handouts and Policies
    Handouts and policies specific to building construction: solar, electric, etc.
  • Accessibility Regulations
    Checklists and references on ADA regulations
  • Plan Review
    Plan submittal requirements, suggested documents and information, deferred submittals are reviewed case by case based on justification, for example truss calcs, fire sprinklers, etc.
  • Code Compliance Services
    Correcting violations of County and State codes, private property vehicle abatement, CalFire weed abatement program, and other community services
  • Systems and Resources
    Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, construction associated website links, contractors' license check, CASp-States' list, GIS, snow load information, third-party plan review, frequently asked questions
  • Safety, Wildfire and Propane/Natural Gas Safety
    CalFire wildfire information, California Office of Emergency Services, Wildland Urban Interface Standards, saving water, high country propane/natural gas information



Designers and Design Professionals


Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact applicable County department staff before making project decisions (e.g. Building, Planning, Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Engineering and Surveying, Facility Services/Environmental Engineering-Sewer, your local school/fire districts, etc.), since each department implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.