Tim Wegner, Chief Building Official
Services and Information
- Building Codes
Codes to evaluate building plans and permit applications
- Building Permits
Online building permits for contractors, Daily Inspection list, fees,
- Look Up Permits
Parcel & permit research, reports, a fee estimation worksheet, jurisdiction locator
- Code Enforcement
To correct violations of county codes, including building, land use, engineering and survey, and storm water
- House and Wildfire Information
- Third Party Consultant "CASp" List
Third party plan review companies to review plans
- Contractor's License Check
- Considering Becoming an Owner/Builder
- ADA for Small Businesses
- Land Information System
- State Housing Law & Standards for Single-Room Occupancy Residential Units (SRO)
- Network with federal, state and local agencies
- How do I get a building permit?
- The owner completes and submits a new permit application
- Obtain all department/division re-approval; there may be additional fees from other departments/divisions: Planning, Environmental Health, Public Works, Air Pollution, etc.
- New plans and related documents may be required (this will be reviewed at the time of submitting the new permit application)
- $108.69/hour with a 1-hour minimum for any applicable Plan Check. New codes will apply to unfinished work, if applicable (from current Fee Schedule)
- $108.69/inspection, multiplied by the number of inspections to complete the project (from current Fee Schedule)
- $108.69 Administrative fee (from current Fee Schedule)
- $21.22 Records fee minimum ($1.48/page-Plans and $.64/page-Letter/legal) (from current Fee Schedule)
- Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System For Scheduling Inspections:
- As of May 18, 2009 the IVR (Interactive Voice Response System) has been in operation. The IVR system is an automated voice response system used via a touch tone phone to schedule your construction inspections. With the introduction of the IVR system you will be using your touch-tone phone to schedule inspections, along with other available functions to serve you better. For best results, you may want to use a land-line for scheduling inspections as cell phones are subject to signal loss and may not schedule the inspection. After scheduling your inspection do not hang-up, wait for your confirmation number at the end. A confirmation number must be received in order for the inspection to have been scheduled.
- Scheduling an inspection
- An inspection can be scheduled up to 4:00 PM today for an inspection tomorrow, or up to 5 days in advance
- Canceling an inspection
- An inspection scheduled for tomorrow can be canceled up to 11:59 PM today.
- What time is my inspection?
- Daily Inspection Sequence List Instructions
In an effort to allow contractors and homeowners the opportunity to estimate a two hour window of time when their inspector may arrive to perform the inspection, the On-Line Daily Inspection Sequence List has been developed. While it is the responsibility of the person scheduling the inspection to ensure that someone is at the project site when the inspector arrives, we understand the value of your time and are trying to be as efficient and time considerate as possible. The example below is not a guaranteed window of time, but may assist in estimating the Time of Arrival (ETA) for the inspector.
- Time of Day: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Inspection Sequence Number
- 1 - 4
- Time of Day: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Inspection Sequence Number
- 5 - 8
- Time of Day: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Inspection Sequence Number
- 9 - 13
- Daily Inspection List - AUBURN
- Daily Inspection List - TAHOE
- To Schedule and Inspection for Permits
- I need reports on building permits issued
- What is my permit status?
Track Permits Online
The Building Division uses several model codes to evaluate building plans and permit applications, before granting building permits. The division uses the codes, along with a series of on-site inspections, to help assure that buildings in Placer County are built safely and meet current generally accepted construction standards.
Chapter 15, Article 15 of the Placer County Code provides more information on the codes used by the division to set building standards, including details on snow load requirements. You can either use the code table of contents or search on "building" to find further information.
Other building codes the division uses which are available online include:
The county also uses a series of model building codes which are maintained as proprietary information by the International Code Council(ICC). These codes are available for purchase on the ICC Web site.
Holidays - Offices Closed
Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Permit Service: Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Front counter closed: Wed: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
(extended hours available by appointment only)
To provide courteous, prompt, and professional building permit services by processing application, reviewing plans, and inspecting construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County in order to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.
Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one department/division within CDRA (e.g. Building, Planning, Environmental Health, Air pollution, Engineering & Surveying, etc.), since each department/division implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.
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