Building Division

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SERVICE UPGRADE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Virtual Counter was replaced with TO/24, the City’s new enhanced and integrated virtual service system. For more information, please visit


Schedule an Inspection

Inspections can now only be scheduled through your TO/24 portal.

Click HERE for a guide on how to schedule your inspection.

Find Your Inspection Time Window

View your Estimated Inspection Arrival Window on your TO/24 portal

Click HERE for a guide on how to access that information.

Check Building Permit Status

You can check your building permit status through your TO/24 portal.

Apply for a Building Permit or
Ask a Permit Question

Building permit applications can be submitted through your TO/24 portal

For additional questions, call (805) 449-2320 or email

 January Closure Doc 

About the Building Division

The Building Division exists to protect the public against hazards associated with the construction, use and occupancy of buildings and structures, and to contribute to the City’s quality of life. This Division ensures the City's built environment complies with codes designed to safeguard public welfare, such as life, health, and property.

Residents can be assured the highest level of plan review and inspection services are provided to our customers. Staff is committed to protecting residents and their property by enforcing building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical standards. In addition the City oversees State mandated requirements that regulate design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures within our jurisdiction.