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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.

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

Quick Links

Request Inspection

View Daily Inspection Schedule

View Plan Check Timeline

Building and Safety FAQs

2017 Fresno County Ordinance Code Title 15

Highway 99 Beautification Overlay

Schedule of Building, Land Use and Mapping Fees

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Information Map lookup

Recorder - Recorded Map Lookup

Assessor - Parcel Map Lookup


Construction Plan Submittal Application

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

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

Miscellaneous Information

Refund Request Form

MWELO Appendix “D” Checklist

Streamlined Solar Checklist

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) Effective December 1, 2015

Fire Classification Requirements for Roof Mounted PV Panels and Modules Effective January 1, 2015

Mobile Homes in Earthquakes – How to Protect Your Home and Family

PG&E HVAC Rebate Forms

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)

New Updates

Fresno County Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) 

Building Industry Bulletin regarding the implementation of the 2019 California Codes

Proposed Changes to the 2020 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

Public Facilities Impact Fees

Agency Documents & Forms from Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collector's


Building Inspection

Phone: (559) 600-4560


Plan Check Information

Phone: (559) 600-4570


Code Enforcement

Phone: (559) 600-4550

Zoning & Permits

Phone: (559) 600-4540

Fax: (559) 455-4700


Business Hours and Location

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

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday •8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday •8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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