Building and Safety
The 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.
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
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