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. A quick way to know if the property you are interested in is within El Dorado County or Placerville's jurisdiction is to go to: http://edcapps.edcgov.us/building/DesignCriteria.asp and type in the Parcel number or you can download 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.
In addition to using the above download, you can also use the County’s GOTNET parcel inquiry web-based service. The City recently collaborated with the El Dorado County to provide the City’s zoning, land use and topological information on this County service. Other information available through GOTNET is flood zone information, aerial photos, etc.
Link to GOTNET: http://gem.edcgov.us/gotnet/
Building Division services are available as follows: Monday - Friday:
8:00 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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.