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Phone
530-757-5610
530-757-5666 TDD

Email
cddweb@cityofdavis.org
buildinginfo@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
23 Russell Blvd, Suite 2
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours
CLOSED until Yolo County Shelter in Place Order has been lifted. See City of Davis COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Information

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Ensure that all new construction and improvements to city or privately owned property conform to requirements of state and city codes, including disabled access requirements, and energy and water conservation. Promote preservation and conservation of existing housing stock and energy through the Resale program and the Code Enforcement program.

  • Public Information
  • Permit Processing / Inspections / Issuance
  • Plan Checking
  • Resale Program
  • Code Enforcement
  • Enforce City/State Codes and Regulations
  • Sustainability and Green Building Initiatives

BUILDING DIVISION COVID-19 INFORMATION AND PERMIT GUIDELINES

Effective March 18, 2020 (unless extended by the Public Health Officer), City Hall and other City offices and related programs remains closed to the public in response to the shelter in place directive from Yolo County Health Officer recommended precautions related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). To the extent possible, essential services will continue to be provided.

The following are guidelines that the Community Development department is following to reduce COVID-19 exposure and to comply with the shelter in place order.   

Any type of project may submit for plan review electronically.  When the plans are submitted electronically the Building Division will either send the project out for plan review or do the plan review in house.  The purpose of closing the counter is to reduce contact with the public as much as possible.   Paper plans will not be accepted at this time.

Beginning May 4, 2020 the Building Division will process and issue all types of permits. 

The Building Division is asking owners/contractors to postpone inspections that are not necessary to keep a project active (e.g. minor projects such as water heater or HVAC replacement).  If an inspection is required to keep a project active then we will follow the normal inspection request process.  In compliance with the shelter in place directive, city inspection staff will not enter households.  The inspector will contact the owner/contractor and request photographs of the installation to be texted in order to perform the inspection. Larger projects that do not require inspectors to enter a household will be conducted as usual while following safety protocols such as social distancing, gloves and washing hands.

If there are any questions, please contact Greg Mahoney, Assistant Director of Community Development and Sustainability at 530 757-5655 or gmahoney@cityofdavis.org 

BUILDING PERMIT, RESALE APPLICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (UPDATED MAY 2020) 

The City of Davis will accept Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms self-certification forms until further notice. Along with this, the City has fillable application forms, below, that are accessible to the public. Please see below for important information. 

SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:  

Please call (530) 756-4907 to schedule a next day inspection or text (844) 304-4064 and follow the prompts. Check out Text Building Inspections for more information on texting in inspections. The building division will only be conducting exterior inspections at this time. If needed, an inspector will work with you to conduct a virtual inspection but if you have an interior inspection that can wait until the shelter in place has been lifted we recommend you do so. If your permit is about to expire, please email us at cddweb@cityofdavis.org and request an extension. If you are unsure whether we can perform an inspection, please contact us. 

BUILDING DIVISION CONTACT INFO:

Provided below is the Building Division Contact information, accessible to the public as points of contact while navigating this closure:

Main line for general information:  530 757-5610 | buildinginfo@cityofdavis.org
Chief Building Official:                       Greg Mahoney | 530 757-5655 | gmahoney@cityofdavis.org
Building Inspection:                            Larry Paisley | lpaisley@cityofdavis.org
Building Permits:                                 Bob VanDyke | rvandyke@cityofdavis.org
       Traci DiPinto | tdipinto@cityofdavis.org
Resale:                                                     Scott Peterson | speterson@cityofdavis.org
Code Enforcement:                             Sandi Butterfield | sbutterfield@cityofdavis.org

Copyrighted Building Plans:             Julie Vyfhuis | jvyfhuis@cityofdavis.org

Other Building Information: 

Checklists for electrical charging systems:

Please note that the Code Investigation Request form has been moved to the Police Department web site Code Enforcement.

For other frequently asked questions, click here.  For building division forms, please click here.