General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning Phone:
    (559) 600-4540
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Holiday Closure:
    Monday, September 1, 2014, Labor Day
  • Email Department

Building and Safety

building inspectorThe Building and Safety Team is responsible for the administration of various codes covering the standards for construction, alterations, additions, and relocation of structures, including the appropriate building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical regulations to ensure the public’s safety. Associated activities include the review of non-residential and residential building plans for compliance with applicable codes including energy conservation and handicap accessibility, issuance of building and related permits, investigation of building and zoning code violations, accepting fees for applications, providing information for land use and zoning inquiries, and the maintenance of records.

 Request Inspection 
  View Daily Inspection Schedule
 View Plan Check Timeline 
  Building and Safety FAQs
 Building and Construction Ordinance Code Title 15 (effective date June 24, 2011)
  Highway 99 Beautification Overlay
 Schedule of Building Fees
 Zoning Information Map lookup

Construction Plan Submission Form
Disclosures for Owner-Builders Applying for Construction Permits
CF-1R-ALT-HVAC  Simplified Prescriptive Certificate of Compliance: 2008 Residential HVAC Alterations
MECH-1C-ALT-HVAC  Certificate of Compliance, Prescriptive HVAC Alterations
Telephone/Fax Permit Application Form
Re-Roof Certification Form
Re-Reroof Certificate of Compliance and Field Inspection Energy Checklist
CF-1R-ALT-WH  Prescriptive Certificate of Compliance:  Residential Water Heater
Window Retrofit Schedule CF-1R

 Public Facilities Impact Fees
 Ordinance   |   Agency Documents & Forms  from Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collector's 



  Business Hours and Location  

The Development Services and Planning offices are Closed every Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 Development Services and Planning offices are located
in Annex "A" and "B" just above and below street level of the Fresno County Plaza
2220 Tulare Street (South/West corner of Tulare and "M" streets) in Fresno, CA

NON-County / Related Links ...
 International Code Council (ICC) - Building Code 
 International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)  - Plumbing Code and Mechanical Code
 International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) - Electrical Code
 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Code
 Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency 
CalGold Business Permits -  On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government.
CA Contractors State License Board - Verify Contractor's License