Building & Safety

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The Building and Safety Team is responsible for the administration of various codes covering the standards for construction, alterations, additions, and relocation of structures, including the appropriate building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical regulations to ensure the public's safety.


Associated activities include the review of non-residential and residential building plans for compliance with applicable codes including energy conservation and handicap accessibility, issuance of building and related permits, investigation of building and zoning code violations, accepting fees for applications, providing information for land use and zoning inquiries, and the maintenance of records.

NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE: Per approval of Board Agenda Item 45 on April 23, 2024, a minor fee increase will take effect on the following dates: May 23, 2024 - 3%, July 1, 2024 - 3%. This increase will not affect projects submitted before the above dates. Any projects submitted after the dates above will be subject to the respective fee schedule at that time.

Request Inspection or View Daily Inspection Schedule

Inspections must be called in by 2:30 pm the business day prior to requested inspection day.


Not all areas are serviced daily, please see the list below for a list of outlying areas.


Inspection Days for Outlying Areas

  • Big Creek - M/W/TH
  • Cantua Creek - M/W/F
  • Coalinga - M/W/F
  • Dos Palos - T/TH
  • Firebaugh - T/TH
  • Hume - T/TH
  • Huntington Lake - M/W/TH
  • Huron - M/W/F
  • Kings Canyon Nat Park - T/TH
  • Lakeshore - M/W/TH
  • Mendota - T/TH
  • Miramonte - T/TH

NOTICE: Effective 01/01/2024, Fresno County will no longer accept hard copy plan submittals. Plans must be submitted to our Citizens Portal at If you only have a hard copy of plans to submit, our office will scan for you at the below rates: 8.5 x 11 - 11 x 17: $14.50 + $0.10/sheet, full size sheets: $19.00 + $4.25/sheet.

Apply for Permits & Submit Plans

Building Permit Requirements (AB 2234)

California Assembly Bill 2234 requires jurisdictions to provide information regarding permit requirements for housing. Click here for more information.

Accessory Dwelling Units

The Department is offering County pre-approved plans for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) at no cost to homeowners interested in constructing a second unit on their property.

Click here for more information on obtaining plans for an ADU. 

Fire Protection Jurisdictions

Projects may require approval from the fire protection district having jurisdiction on a property. Fire district contacts are listed below. 

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:

Non-County/Related Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Code

Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency

CDTFA - California Department of Tax and Fee Administration - information on state programs and registration for permits, licenses, and how to file and report correctly.

CalGold Business Permits - On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government from cities to State departments.

CA Contractors State License Board - Verify Contractor's License

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