Building Services

2022 Building Standards Code

California’s new 2022 Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24, goes into effect January 1, 2023.  All plans or permit applications submitted on this date or after will be required to comply with the updated codes.

Every three years, the State of California adopts new building codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems and fire and life safety systems. 

The 2019 California codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted to the Placer County Building Services Division on or before Dec. 31, 2022.

Platinum roofing contractor program

  This program was developed to incentivize quality re-roofing and
  safe in
stallation while expediting the approval process.

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Video inspections

Placer County has implemented a Video Inspection Program to provide an alternative for eligible inspections, including limited re-inspections.

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We’re open online

We are open to customers via our award-winning online portal – eServices – which provides a variety of functions available 24/7.

Our eServices website allows citizens to submit commercial and residential development project permit applications online.

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Your Building Permit Application and the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP)

Review the Decision Tree for Building Permits if you’re applying for a building permit in the PCCP Plan Area (shown below). Visit the PCCP web page for more information.


Public Counter Services

The Front Counter is open for business, please stop by to see us!

Appointments will be scheduled through the County’s eServices online appointments feature. Following an appointment request, customers will be contacted by staff with a meeting invitation and provide the virtual appointment. It is important to include your e-mail address when making an appointment through our eServices online feature.  

If you are having problems with the online appointment feature, please call (530) 581-6200 for the Tahoe Office or (530) 745-3001 for the Auburn office and we can assist you.  

For virtual appointments, please download the Microsoft Teams application on your laptop or PC.  This download is also available for your cell phone using either Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If you need guidance on getting started with Microsoft Teams, refer to the Microsoft Teams video training videos, specifically those on how to Get started with Teams..

  • Tahoe City office
    1. Drop-Ins, In Person and Virtual Appointments Available:   Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Auburn office 
    1. Drop-Ins, In Person and Virtual Appointments Available:  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Please note that our eServices digital suite continues to be available to keep your projects moving. Here you can electronically submit applications for residential and commercial development projects. You can also look up zoning requirements, review permit history, and more from the comfort of your home or business. Anywhere, anytime, online.

What We Do

We 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 program providing financing for residential and non-residential property owners to make energy efficiency improvements.

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