One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet, do not require a Building Permit (per California Building Code 105.2 "Work Exempt from Permit"). However, if the structure has electrical or plumbing a permit would be required for these items. Please contact Planning Division for required setbacks from property lines for such structures.
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At this time building inspections may be scheduled using the normal processes - https://www.placer.ca.gov/2220/Inspections.
Don't let your permit expire. We have a simplistic approach to extend permits; submit a Permit-Plan Check Extension Application Form (PDF).
Once a permit has expired, a new permit will be required to be issued to resolve the expired permit. The following will be required:
If no other extension has been granted, complete a Building Permit Application Form (PDF). Sign, date, and submit it to the Building Division before the expiration date for approval.
Request a second extension. Second extensions require justifiable cause. Complete the Permit-Plan Check Extension Application (PDF) and sign, date and submit it to the Building Division with payment of the current Administrative Fee before the permit expiration date for approval.
A new permit must be applied for before your second extension has expired. The following will be required:
Yes. A Minor Use Permit (MUP) is required to continue the use of the temporary dwelling if the project has not been completed within the first two years of the building permit. The MUP is issued through the Planning Division and may take 6 to 8 weeks for approval; please verify the time line with the Planning Division. The MUP approval must be completed before the building permit can be extended. The Building Permit-Plan Check Extension Application (PDF) must be filed before the building permit expires.
Requirements for residential stairways are as follows:
If the deck is attached to the structure and is part of the egress components, a permit is required. If the deck is free-standing and away from the structure, a permit would not be required unless the deck is elevated 30 inches or higher above grade.
Yes, an engineer’s letter would be required to verify the existing structural framing of the roof. This is to assure that the existing roof framing is adequate for support of the new tile roof.
View the Driveway Standards Handout (PDF).
The Planning Division determines allowable setbacks from property lines to structures. If a setback variance is needed, the Fire Department and Building Division may have conditions for the proposed structure.
Please contact the Environmental Health Department for requirements.
Please contact the Planning Division for requirements.
If in a utility trench, consult with utility district for requirements. All other trenches can be grouped with water, sewer, gas, and electrical lines.
Most septic abandonment’s are replaced with new ones which Environmental Health handles through there Department process. If a septic is to be abandoned, a permit is required from the Building Division. The septic tank is required to be pumped, and a pumper’s receipt will be collected from the field inspector. The septic tank is to be filled with an approved method such as gravel, sand, slurry, etc.
Refer to the Placer County Online Permits Portal. Enter information into the system to determine status of permit. If any questions, please call 530-745-3010, and staff will be able to assist you.
For information regarding inspection times, visit our Inspections page.
Please review the Agricultural Buildings Application (PDF) to determine qualifying uses for agriculture structures.
The Planning Division has special requirements for these types of structures.
You can schedule an inspection using our Online Portal or by calling our inspection line at 530-745-3020. The automated system will assist the applicant in this process.
The Building Division has an Informational Handout (PDF) available for swimming pools.
Turn-around time is defined as "the time elapsed from date of application, or re-submittal, to the date plan check comments are generated or permit issued." The Placer County plan check turn-around goal is to complete the first plan check review process within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of application. Subsequent reviews, due to such things as corrections required, are to be completed within 2 to 3 weeks from re-submittal date.
Please be aware that turn-around times are impacted by the quantity of applications or re-submittals. The date of application, or re-submittal, defines the placement of project for review among other submittals.
Please make an appointment with the building inspector or plan check staff by calling (530) 745-3000.