Once a permit is issued, the Building Department requires permit holders to schedule inspections at specific milestones/phases of construction. These inspections allow the Building Department to verify conformance with approved plans, specification, and calculations as well as California Building Standards Codes and other agency requirements. All permitted construction must remain accessible & exposed for inspection purposes until approved by the building inspector. Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of code or other ordinance of this jurisdiction. The permit inspection record card and all approved jobsite copy of plans must remain on the jobsite and readily accessible by the building inspector. The building inspector will sign off each inspection or indicate corrections to be made; a re-inspection is required when corrections are completed.
For a list of inspection types with associated inspection numbers please review the Inspection Types guide or for a description of when inspections are required please review Inspection Description guide on the Building Departments “Guides and Guidelines” webpage. Please contact the Building Department with any inspection related questions.
The Building Department accepts inspection requests via an automated phone messaging system (IVR). Inspection requests can be made by calling 707-588-2239.
The IVR will require the permit holder to provide the permit number, inspection number, and whether a morning or afternoon inspection is preferred. The IVR will also allow for inspections to be scheduled up to 9 days in advanced, but must be made no later than 5:00 P.M. of the day preceding the date of inspection.
To check the scheduled time of an inspection or the status of an inspection please visit the link below the day of the scheduled inspection.
Online Services Web Portal
Please contact the Building Department with any online service related questions.