Development Permits : Building Permits
Dept/Div. Contact: Building Safety -
Description: Building permits are
important in protecting your safety and the safety of those
around you. The City of Modesto requires permits so that it
can ensure that construction is being done properly and in
accordance with all life safety requirements and all
Example: If you are planning on adding on a
room to your house, you will need a permit to do the
work. If you have a commercial building and
need to make some building modifications, you will
need a permit in order to complete the work.
Submit Building Plans
projects, you will need to submit building
plans. The requirements for submitting
building plans varies by what type of project
you are working on.
Click on one of the links below for specific
requirements when submitting building plans:
Where to submit plans:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
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.
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:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor
Please visit our 'Fees'
page for current fees
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.
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
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Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.
This page was updated on: Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:48:54 PM