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Residential Development : Patios & Decks

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

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Description:  Patios and decks may require a building permit depending on orientation to existing structures and distance from the ground.

Examples: Building permits are required for decks with the following exception. Freestanding decks (decks not connected to a structure), regardless of size, will not require permits if they are not more than 30 inches above adjacent grade. Building permits are not required for slabs on grade.

PLEASE NOTE:  Setback requirements still apply.

PROCESS OVERVIEW:

Submit Building Plans

Building Plans are reviewed to assure that construction meets minimum life safety requirements. Depending upon the type of project, and the complexity of construction, staff will examine your plans for conformance to these requirements.

Where to submit plans:

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

What to include:

Information/Forms: (#RP6A)

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NOTE:   You will be required to pay a Pre-Plan Check Fee at this time.  Staff will inform you of the amount at the time you submit your building plans.

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 plans are approved and your fees have been paid, the Building Safety Division will issue the required permits for your project.

Schedule Inspections

Once the work permitted is completed, but 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

To schedule an inspection: 

Visit our Building Inspection page

Completion

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

Related Forms & Handouts (#RP6)

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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