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C&ED Building Safety and Neighborhood Preservation Unit

Chief Building Official:  
Will Crew

Main Number: 

  • Building Safety: (209) 577-5232
  • Neighborhood Preservation Unit: (209) 577-5250


  • Phone Hours: 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm


  • City Building Standards
    The Division maintains all City building codes and standards.

  • Plan Reviews
    All new construction projects in the City of Modesto must go through the Plan Review process completed by the Division.
    Visit the Development Center Web Site
  • Building Permits
    The Building & Development Services Division can assist residents and developers with all building permits, including renewals and extensions.
    Visit the Development Center Web Site
  • Building and Safety Inspections
    The Division schedules and conducts all Building Inspections, with an average of over 5,000 inspections a month.
    Visit the Development Center Web Site
  • Code Enforcement
    The Code Enforcement Team helps maintain and improve the quality of our community through awareness, education and enforcement.
    Visit the Code Enforcement Web Site