Building Permits are required for new residential or commercial construction, remodeling, or additions. For additional information contact the Building and Safety Department online or at (760) 776-6420.

Apply for a Building Permit

The Plan Review Division provides plan review and issuance of building permits to ensure that all projects meet the requirements of all City ordinances and the California Building, Electrical Plumbing Mechanical and Energy Codes.

Permit Expiration

California Building Code, Section 105.5 provides that every permit issued by the Building & Safety Department shall become invalid WHEN:

  • The building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of such permit, or
  • The building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days, or
  • The person or entity to which the permit is issued fails to request a first inspection within 180 days from the date the permit was issued.

Permit Extensions

California Building Code Section 105.5 provides any person/permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which work may commence under that permit which the permittee is unable to commence work within the time required by this section for good and satisfactory reasons. The building official may extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the permittee showing that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken.

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