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
  • 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.

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



 PG&E Rebate      PG&E HVAC Rebate Forms


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

Residential Cool Roof Procedures (effective July 1, 2014)
Fire Protection Districts requirements (effective January 1, 2014) 
NEW! 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 2013 California Codes


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 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 / Owner Builder Declaration
CF-1R-ALT-HVAC  Simplified Prescriptive Certificate of Compliance: 2008 Residential HVAC Alterations
MECH-1C-ALT-HVAC  Certificate of Compliance, Prescriptive HVAC Alterations
Electronic / Telephone / Fax Construction Permit Application
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

2013 Residential Compliance Forms - Residential Compliance Manual for California's 2013 Energy Code. Effective 7/1/2014
- CF1R-ALT-01-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

 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