The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the California construction and energy codes by reviewing building plans and issuing for any construction and demolition that takes place within the Town.
The Building Department uses the online portal eTrakit to access department info, apply for permits and schedule inspections. Both registered residents and licensed contractors can access this website. ALL BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS ARE APPLIED FOR AND SCHEDULED USING ETRAKIT.
The daily inspection schedule is posted and updated every morning HERE. For any other inspection questions please call (415) 258 - 4618.
The Building Department is also responsible for issuing Residential Building Records reports before the sale of any house. Town ordinance requires a records (resale) report and site inspection prior to the sale of any residence.
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 am. to 7:00 pm;
- 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. quiet work only
- 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
The Bald Hill area has restricted construction hours.
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::
- Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
- No work is allowed Weekends and/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.
Rainy Season Requirements & Erosion and Sediment Control
No grading, excavation or fill is to take place during the rainy season unless specifically authorized by the Public Works Director.
All erosion and sediment control measures shall be completely implemented by October 15 and shall be maintained and modified to remain effective throughout the rainy season, which ends April 15. See these guidelines for more information.
Additional fees may apply for repeated inspections or plans not meeting submittal requirements:
Plan checking and inspection fees are included in cost of your permit. The fees are based on the size and value of the project, with a portion of those fees allocated to plan review and field inspections. At application, your fees will usually cover two plan checks per permit, but additional fees may be applied if more than two plan checks are required. Additional inspections due to no-shows by the applicant, and repeated inspections for poor quality work not meeting code or industry standards will also have additional fees based on the number of additional inspections.
See Permit Submittal Checklist and Understanding the Permit Process documents for permit submittal requirements.