Building Permit Requirements per Assembly Bill 2234

Assembly Bill (AB) 2234 requires local jurisdictions to provide requirements for any post-entitlement phase permit for projects that are majority or entirely residential. This includes required documents for submission of an application and examples for five types of housing projects. 

Per the AB 2234, our office must determine whether an application is complete within 15 days of receiving the application, and project review must be completed within 30 days for projects 25 units or fewer, and within 60 days for projects 26 units or more. We must also provide an online permit application system. 

Below are requirements for submittal to different divisions of our office. Please visit our Planning & Land Use page or Development Engineering page for more information. 

Submit to Development Engineering: 

Submit to Development Services, to be forwarded to Current Planning: 

Projects may require approval from outside agencies, listed below. 

Fire Protection Jurisdictions

Fresno Fire Department

911 H St.

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 621-4181

Fresno County Fire Protection and Planning Department 

1700 Jensen Avenue, Suite 103

Sanger, CA 93657

Phone: (559) 319-0400


Visit the link below for instructions on submitting to Fresno County Fire:

North Central Fire Protection District

15850 W Kearney Blvd

Kerman, CA 93630

Phone: (559) 878-4550

Visit the below link for instructions on submitting to North Central:

Orange Cove Fire Protection District

550 Center St

Orange Cove, CA 93646

Phone: (559) 626-7758

Visit the link below for instructions on submitting to Orange Cove:

Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

5469 E Olive Ave

Fresno, CA 93727 

(559) 456-3292

Examples of Approved Building Permits

Single Family(PDF, 5MB)

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)(PDF, 8MB)

Duplex(PDF, 9MB)  

Fourplex(PDF, 4MB)

Mobile Home(PDF, 3MB)

Examples of Approved Building Plans

Please visit our office to view examples of approved plans for permits. Duplication of plans requires express permission from the designer of record and current property owner. If you would like to request a copy of plans, please fill out our Plan Copy Request Affidavit(PDF, 176KB). You can request to view the below projects in our office: 

Single Family - PC 21-1129

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) - PC 21-0244

Duplex - PC 20-0300

Fourplex - PC 6-1026

Mobile Home PC 23-003779

Health & Safety Code section 19851, subd. (a) prohibits the County from duplicating the official copy of any building plans. The official copy of the building plans associated with the building permits listed above is therefore available for public review during regular Departmental business hours at 2220 Tulare Street, Suite A, Fresno, CA 93721. Please schedule a time to view the plans by calling (559) 600-4540 or emailing