Building Division

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Welcome to the Building Division of the Planning and Economic Development Department. We review building permit applications for compliance with State and local building codes (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, green building, and energy efficiency) and provide inspection services for all building-related construction. The Building Division also administers the City's Code Compliance and Neighborhood Revitalization Programs.


Our mission is to make sure buildings and sites in Santa Rosa are safe and habitable for people to live, work and play. In cooperation with the Community Development, Planning, and Engineering Divisions, and other agencies, our obligation is to enforce the intent of legally established codes and regulations without unnecessary impact on owners, builders, and designers.
We strive to be creative, helpful, and responsive with an empathic understanding of customer needs. We encourage willing compliance by promoting public awareness and administering regulations in a thorough, fair, and unbiased manner.

Automated Building Inspection Requests

Voice: 707-543-3006 & respond to the prompts accordingly. 

Text 'MENU' to 833-692-5526 and respond to the prompts accordingly.

Be sure to listen for and write down your confirmation number before disconnecting from the system. The confirmation number ensures your inspection is scheduled. 

Inspection windows are provided to the requester on the morning of the inspection date. The requester can expect a call between 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. with a two-hour window of arrival.

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