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Building Services

We provide and process building permits, review plans, and inspect construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.

mPOWER is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (Pace) program. It provides financing for both residential and non-residential property owners to make energy efficiency improvements, as well as solar and water conservation measures. PACE is unique, in that, the financing will be repaid by adding the annual installments to the property tax bill.

New Inspection Checklists

Services and Information

  • Building Applications/Forms
    Application for permit, construction waste management plan, request for permit research, plan submittal and inspection forms, Energy Forms for nonHERS Changeouts and/or Reroofs 
  • Inspection Information and Scheduling On-line
    Daily inspections list, scheduling inspections online, inspection requirements and inspection checklists, open conditions 
  • Building Permits/Fees/Reports
    Online permits, fee estimator, fees, permit research, activity reports, city or county jurisdiction, permit records
  • Building Codes/Standards
    California codes for building construction, Building and Energy Standards, Placer County Code
  • Code Handouts and Policies
    Handouts and policies specific to building construction: solar, elect., etc. 
  • Accessibility Regulations
    Checklists and references on ADA regulations
  • Plan Review
    Plan submittal requirements, suggested documents & information, deferred submittals are reviewed case by case based on justification, for example truss calcs, fire sprinklers, etc.     
  • Code Enforcement
    Correcting violations of County and State codes, private property vehicle abatement, CAL Fire weed abatement program, mosquito abatement program and other community services
  • Systems and Resources
    Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Construction associated website links, Contractors' License Check, CASp-States' List, GIS, Snow load information, Third party plan review, Frequently asked questions
  • Safety and Wildfire
    CALFire, Are You Ready for Wildfire? California Office of Emergency Services, Wildland Urban Interface Standards, Save our Water 



Designers and Design Professionals


Mission Statement

To provide courteous, prompt, and professional building permit services by processing application, reviewing plans, and inspecting construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County in order to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact applicable County department staff before making project decisions (e.g. Building, Planning, Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Engineering and Surveying, Facility Services/Environmental Engineering-Sewer, your local school/fire districts, etc.), since each department implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.