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The Building Division is entrusted with the protection of public health and safety in all
buildings in the City through the enforcement of State and Local Building Codes. The
Building Division staff consists of six full-time employees. In addition the Building
Division utilizes the assistance of one primary outside plan check engineer consultant to
assure that plan review turnaround times are consistently met.

The Building Division is responsible for plan review of all proposed construction to
ensure that State and Local Building Code requirements are reflected on plans. These
codes include disabled access and energy conservation. The Building Division also
performs field inspections of all approved building construction to assure compliance
with the approved plans and State and Local Building Codes.

Division staff maintains a presence at the Front Counter so the general public and the
construction community can talk to the Chief Building Official, Plan Checkers or Field
Inspectors and ask questions about the requirements and regulations that apply to
projects. The Building Division also answers questions by E-Mail, fax, and phone.
The Building Division also investigates complaints about unpermitted construction and
substandard housing through the Code Enforcement Officer and Field Inspectors.


For more information regarding the Building Division, call 707.778.4301, or email us at


Contact Information

11 English St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4301
fax: 707.778.4498

phone: 707.778.4301

Hours: 8am - 4pm
Monday through Thursday – Closed every Friday

phone: 707.778.4470

Hours: 8am - 5pm
Mondays through Thursdays, Closed Fridays

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