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Building Division

IMPORTANT NOTICE: AS OF MARCH 19, 2020, CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.  PERMIT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA OUR EMAIL OR THROUGH THE MAIL.  For procedures on submitting your construction application please go to Building Division Construction Permit Application Information.  We are still performing inspections at this time.   We thank you for your patience. 

blueprint graphic - adjusted.jpgThe 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.

Building Division, 3101 Center St, 2nd Floor, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-5240 -

As of January 1, 2020, the Building Division will enforce the 2019 California Building Codes 

Inspections performed – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ( To request an inspection: (530) 642-5241)

Request an inspection via the telephone call:  (530) 642-5241

Call the Building Division at (530) 642-5240 to arrange a phone meeting with the Building Official concerning your construction project.  We will attempt to get back to you within 24 hours of your request.

Locating Properties within the City

Construction Permit Application Information and Construction Permit Application Forms

Online Building Inspection (Now available 3/23/2020)

Development Services Fee Schedule

New Single Family Resident Construction Booklet

Reporting a Fire (EDC Fire Use only)

Snow load

City Code: 4-1-6 : AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE (CBC); CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE (CRC): CBC section 1505.1.1 and CRC R902, Roof Coverings Within Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones, shall be amended to read as follows: "The entire roof covering of every new structure, and any roof covering applied in the alteration, repair or replacement of the roof of every existing structure shall be a fire retardant roof covering that is at least class A."

CBC section 1607A.11.2, Reduction In Roof Live Loads, shall be amended to read as follows: "No reduction in roof live loads shall be allowed."

CBC section 1608A.2, Determination Of Snow Loads, shall be amended to read as follows: "The roof live load for snow shall be (20) twenty pounds per square foot for all areas of the city of Placerville."
(Ord. 1642, 6-14-2011)

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.
Click here to research current California Building Codes. As of January 1, 2020, the Building Division is enforcing the 2019 California Building Codes .

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

Email :

For general inquiries, to request an appointment : (530) 642-5240
To request an inspection 24 hours a day: (530) 642-5241