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Development Permits : Permit Renewals

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

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Description:  A permit is considered expired if no inspections have occurred on a project within 180 days from permit issuance, if the building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days, or if the work is not completed within 730 days from permit issuance.

Examples:   If the permit has expired and all inspections other than final inspections for all trades are completed a new permit to final the expired permit may be issued to allow final inspections.

If the permit has expired and inspections other than finals have not been approved,  then a new permit must be obtained for the scope of work to be completed. If new codes have been adopted, revised plans that comply with the current codes must be submitted for plan review that cover the work to be completed. All work that has not been inspected must comply with the current codes.


Submit an Application

Applications are accepted by the Building Safety Division.

Where to submit:

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

What to bring:

Information/Forms: (#PER10A)


Permit Issuance

When your plans are 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


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

Related Forms & Handouts

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Have Questions?

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

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