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Development Permits :
Plumbing, electrical, & Mechanical Permits

Dept/Div. Contact:  Building Safety - (209) 577-5232

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Description:  Electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are general categories. The work covered by these permits may be associated with a building permit for a project, or may stand alone for work such as repair to the electrical system.

Examples: The Permit Process ensures that you comply with the codes, which have been adopted by the City Council and incorporated in the City of Modesto Ordinances. City staff provides inspection for permitted work to verify compliance with the appropriate code.

PROCESS OVERVIEW:

Submit an Application

To get a permit for electrical, plumbing or mechanical work, you will need to submit an application.

Where to submit application:

Building Safety
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor   [Directions]
(209) 577-5232

What to include:

Information/Forms: (#PER8A)

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Pay Fees

Once your plans are approved,  you will need to pay for any plan review costs, building permits or other fees that may apply to your project. 

Where to go:

Building Safety
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor   [Directions]
(209) 577-5232

How Much:

Please visit our 'Fees' page for current fees

Get Permits

When your application is approved and at the time you pay your fees, the Building Safety Division will issue the required permits for your project.

Schedule Inspections

Before covering up or building over any permitted work, you will need to call and request an inspection. Inspections are required to ensure that all work was completed correctly, based on building and safety codes currently in effect.

If an encroachment permit was required for your project, schedule off-site inspections with the Public Works Department at (209) 342-2284.

How to schedule an inspection 

See Building Inspection page

Completion

After your final inspection, your project will be considered complete.

Related Forms & Handouts

These documents are provided in PDF Format. You must have a PDF viewer in order to open these documents. Click here for the free Adobe Acrobat viewer.

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Have Questions?

Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.

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