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
Effective March 18, 2020 through April 7, 2020, unless extended by the Public Health Officer, City Hall and other City offices and related programs will be 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.
COVID-19 PERMIT GUIDELINES
The following are guidelines that the City of Davis 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 eliminate contact with the public as much as we can. Paper plans will not be accepted at this time.
The Building Division will not issue “elective project” permits at this time. We can accept plan review applications but we will not issue permits that would require inspections for work that is be considered non-essential. The types of projects that are considered to be elective are:
· Kitchen or bath remodels
· Swimming pools and spas
· Room additions
· Photovoltaic installation
· And similar types of projects
If an appliance such as water heater, stove, HVAC etc. fails and requires replacement the Building Division can issue those permits. However, we will ask the property owner to postpone the inspection until the shelter in place order is lifted.
We will continue to service the permits already issued per the original guidelines. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.
- Building Inspections, Resale, Permit and Plan Review Information
- Revised Resale Inspection Process
- Resale Photo Instructions
- Residential Building Permit Application Fillable form
- Resale Inspections Application Fillable PDF
- Commercial Building Permit Fillable PDF
- Self Certification Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Fillable PDF
- Online Building Permit Payments
- Instructions to Pay Building Permit Fees Online
BUILDING DIVISION CONTACT INFO:
Provided below is the Building Division Contact information, accessible to the public as points of contact while navigating this closure:
Checklists for electrical vehicle charging systems:
- Residential EV Charging Checklist
- Residential Building Permit Application
- Commercial EV Charging Checklist
- Commercial Building Permit
Scheduling a building inspection can now be done by text messaging! In an effort to streamline our operations and improve customer service, the City of Davis is proud to announce the launch of SelecTXT, a new service allowing you to utilize interactive text messaging to schedule an inspection. With one word, you can begin the inspections scheduling process; all you need is your permit number and the inspection code then send those to (844) 304-4064. For more information on text scheduling click here: Text building inspections
Please note that the Code Investigation Request form has been moved to the Police Department web site Code Enforcement.