Building & Safety

City Hall is open to the public again.  Please note that the hours for Community Development and Finance are from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and alternating Fridays (see calendar for Fridays the City is open).

Welcome to the Building and Safety Division. This Division provides plan check, permits, inspections, and other services related to the demolition, alteration, and new construction of public and private structures.

This Division employs a certified Building Official holding one or more code certifications and has primary responsibility for construction administration among City Departments and coordination among project architects, engineers, property owners, and the State Contractor’s Board. The Building Official also serves as the Rehabilitation Construction Specialist for the City’s Neighborhood Preservation Program and acts as liaison with the Ventura County Fire Protection District that provides the City with emergency and fire inspection services.

Code Enforcement

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for implementing and enforcing State Energy and Accessibility regulations and the City’s:

  • Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Code
  • Electrical Code
  • Fire Code
  • Housing Code
  • Mechanical Code
  • Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Building Code

Together, these code requirements provide a measure of assurance that structures are constructed and maintained in a manner that allows us to occupy them safely. The following is a list of application forms and handouts to help you become acquainted with the processes and requirements of the Building and Safety Division: Application Forms and Handouts (PDF)

Streamlined Permitting

In addition, the City Council has implemented Assembly Bill 2188 by creating an expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Please use these documents to process your application: