General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    Mailing: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning::
    (559) 600-4540 Annex Upper Level at "M" and Tulare
  • Surveyor:
    (559) 600-4022
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • 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.




Refund Request Form

MWELO Appendix “D” Checklist 

Need Assistance Finding Property Insurance? 
See Property Insurance Information or visit the California Department of Insurance at

New Streamlined Solar Checklist.  See attachment or visit the California Department of Housing and Community Development website directly at



Inspections must be called in by 2:30 PM the day prior to the requested inspection day. 

Residential Cool Roof Procedures (effective January 1, 2017)
Fire Protection Districts requirements (effective January 1, 2014)
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements (effective January 1, 2014)
SB 407 - Installation of Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
Solar Ready Home Minimum Requirement (effective July 1, 2014) 

Building Industry Bulletin regarding the implementation of the 2016 California Codes
Proposed Changes to the 2017 Fresno County Ordinance Code Title 15 
Residential Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements
Residential Wood-Burning Devices Must Comply with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District 
Location of Sewage Disposal System      

Quick Links

Request Inspection  Building Permits
View Daily Inspection Schedule
View Plan Check Timeline 
Building and Safety FAQs
Building and Construction Ordinance Code Title 15  (effective November 12, 2013)
Highway 99 Beautification Overlay
Schedule of Building Fees
Zoning Information Map lookup

 Construction Plan Submittal Instructions
 Disclosures for Owner-Builders Applying for Construction Permits / Owner Builder Declaration
 Electronic / Telephone / Fax Construction Permit Application
 Re-Roof Certification Form
 Fresno County Cool Roofs
 CF-1R-ALT-WH  Prescriptive Certificate of Compliance:  Residential Water Heater
 Window Retrofit Schedule CF-1R

 2013 Residential Compliance Forms - Residential Compliance Manual for California's 2013 Energy Code. Effective 7/1/2014
- CF1R-ALT-05-E  Alterations: New Windows, Window Change-outs, Reroof, and Water Heater Replacement
- CF2R-ENV-05-E  Certificate of Installation for Roofing and Cool Roofs
- CF1R-ALT-02-E  HVAC Change-out (Form may require registration)
- CF1R-ALT-03-E  HVAC Change-out for Climate Zone 16
- CF1R-ALT-04-E  HVAC Change-out for Climate Zone 13

2013 Non-Residential Compliance Forms - Non-residential Compliance Manual for California's 2013 Energy Code. Effective 7/1/2014

Declaration of Installation for Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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


 Building Inspection (559) 600-4560 •  E-mail Building Inspectors  

  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