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.

Mission


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 through promoting public awareness and administer regulations in a thorough, fair, and unbiased manner.