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Development Permits : Mobile Home Permits

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


Description: If you are remodeling the outside of the mobile home (steps, porch, patio, plumbing, electrical, etc.), you obtain the permit through the City of Modesto's Building Safety Division.

If you are remodeling the mobile home itself, you will need to obtain a permit from the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

Examples: If you will be remodeling the steps, porch, patio, plumbing or electrical of your mobile home you can apply for all of those permits at the City of Modesto's Development Center.


Submit Building Plans

After the Planning review process has been completed, building plans can be submitted for review. Building Plans are reviewed to assure that construction meets basic life safety. Depending upon the type of project, and the complexity of construction, our staff will examine your plans for conformance to these requirements.

Where to go:

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

What to include:

  • 1 building permit application
  • 3 sets of complete building plans
  • 1 set of State Energy forms.
  • 1 set of scaled floor plans for the County Assessor.
  • 2 sets of structural calculations.
  • 3 sets of landscape and irrigation plans including building elevations
  • 3 sets of civil plans and grading/drainage plans
  • Payment for any necessary fees

Information/Forms: (#PER9A)

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.

Please visit our 'Fees' page for current fees

Get Permits

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) 577-5452.

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.

This page was updated on: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:20:59 AM



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Information provided through the Development Center is for general reference and may not apply to your project,
please call (209) 577-5232 for more information.