Building

Building permits and inspections are applied for and scheduled online only. The daily inspection schedule is posted and updated every morning on the website. For any other inspection and permit questions please call 415-258-4616 / 415-258-4646 or email permits@townofsananselmo.org

The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the California construction and energy codes by reviewing building plans and issuing construction permits for any construction and demolition that takes place within the Town. Most projects require a permit of some kind. This is necessary to ensure that all buildings meet the minimum standards to protect their occupants and neighbors. 
 
The Building Division is also responsible for the issuance of a residential record (resale) report before the sale of any house. Town ordinance requires a records report and site inspection prior to the sale of any residence.
    
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Construction Hours

Construction, demolition and the operation of miscellaneous noise sources such as vehicle back-up alarms, power saws and other similar noise sources are allowed during the following times:                            

  •  Monday through Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.;                            
  •  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;                            
  •  Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                            

Work hours may be extended until 8:00 p.m. for homeowners or residents working alone on their own property

Bald Hill Construction Hours

Bald Hill area has different construction hours rules.

To find out if you are in Bald Hill area or for more information, please see the Bald Hill page or the municipal code.

Construction, demolition and the operation of miscellaneous noise sources such as vehicle back-up alarms, power saws and other similar noise sources are allowed during the following times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

No work is allowed on Bald Hill on weekends or holidays observed by the town.

Heavy Construction Truck Trips are restricted to occur only between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (no holidays). Heavy construction truck trips include, but are not limited to, concrete trucks, dump trucks (ten (10) yards or greater), backhoes, graders, pile drivers, and flatbed delivery trucks.