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Building Division

The Building Division strives to assure the compliance of structures and other development throughout the City with California Building Codes, the primary objectives of which are safety, accessibility, and energy-efficiency.

These objectives are met by way of plan review, building permits, field inspections, and a variety of code enforcement activities, as well as partnerships with local agencies including El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado County Fire Protection District, El Dorado County Environmental Management, and the El Dorado County Assessor.

Please note that the majority of properties within the 95667 ZIP code, including many with "Placerville" addresses, are not within the incorporated City limits of Placerville. Dowload our City of Placerville Streets & Address Ranges List. When in doubt, please contact us to verify which agency has jurisdiction over your property before you complete permit paperwork.


Building Division services are available as follows:


Monday - Thursday:
  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Walk-in hours for permit applications, plan check submittals and general services.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: General services; appointment or call-ahead hours for permit applications and plan check submittals.
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: Limited general services. No permits issued.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Field inspections by request 24 hours in advance; limited general services. No permits issued.
Friday:
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: General services; appointment or call-ahead hours only for permit applications and plan check submittals.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: General services; appointment or call-ahead hours only for permit applications and plan check submittals.
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: Limited general services. No permits issued.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Field inspections by request 24 hours in advance; limited general services. No permits issued.


Construction Permit Application Information
  • Download our Construction Permit Application Form. Please print double-sided if possible.

    Use this form for all construction permit applications and plan check applications on private property, including demolition work and site improvements.
    Do not use this form for Encroachment Permits, Planning Applications, or any other submittals. Please be aware that if you are not the owner of the property, and not a licensed contractor or the designated agent of a licensed contractor, you will be required to obtain the original signature of the property owner at the bottom of page 2 of this form before submitting. You will then be asked to provide identification, and a document which corroborates the owner's signature.

  • Walk-in permit and plan check applications are only guaranteed between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Between 10:00 and 12:00, applications will be processed only if staff is available. Calling ahead is recommended. Permits are not issued after 12:00 except in cases of emergency.
  • Under limited circumstances, this form may be submitted via fax, email or mail. Please contact staff before submitting.
  • Please contact us regarding applicable fees and other submittal requirements for your project. Applications will not be processed without payment of fees.

    Fillable PDF form coming soon!

    Other Forms


    These forms are subject to review and approval by the Building Official and are only to be used as required in conjunction with application for a plan check/building permit.

    Commercial Accessibility Upgrade Requirements - "20%" Worksheet

    Special Inspection and Testing Agreement

    Declaration of Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation  

    Code Enforcement:  
  • The complaint desk is staffed with an experienced Code Enforcement Specialist who will answer your questions regarding code violations. Your complaint will be assigned a number and an official will visit the property in question. If the investigation verifies that a violation does exist an enforcement case will be opened. Complaint Form  
  • Contact Information


    Development Services Department, Building Division
    City Hall, Second Floor
    3101 Center Street
    Placerville, CA 95667

    For general inquiries, to request an appointment or to request an inspection during office hours: (530) 642-5240
    To request an inspection 24 hours a day: (530) 642-5241
    Fax: (530) 295-2510


    Useful Links
    Click here to access the El Dorado County Assessor's parcel information database.
    Click here to contact the El Dorado County Building Department - please contact us to verify whether a parcel is within Placerville or El Dorado County territory.
    Click here to research current California Building Codes. As of January 1, 2014, the Building Division is enforcing the 2013 California Building Codes.   

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