Welcome to the Building Division of the Planning & Economic Development Department. We review building permit applications for compliance with State and local building codes (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, green building, and energy efficiency) and provide inspection services for all building related construction. The Building Division also administers the City's Code Compliance and Neighborhood Revitalization Programs.
Our mission is to make sure buildings and sites in Santa Rosa are safe and habitable for people to live, work and play. In cooperation with the Community Development, Planning and Engineering Divisions, and other agencies, our obligation is to enforce the intent of legally established codes and regulations without unnecessary impact on owners, builders, and designers. We strive to be creative, helpful, and responsive with an empathic understanding of customer needs. We encourage willing compliance through promoting public awareness and administer regulations in a thorough, fair, and unbiased manner.
SANTA ROSA CITY CODE FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
BUILDING DIVISION SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
2013 Triennial Edition of California Codes of Regulation(CCR), Title 24 are accessible for downloading at the Building Standards Commission website.
Code requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms
CALGreen Information Residential / Non-Residential
Standardized Residential Photovoltaic Permit Form
The City passed the Public Art in Private Development
Ordinance in 2006 (Ordinance No. 3805). This ordinance requires large commercial development to include art for public enjoyment with the understanding that in doing so, they are contributing to the livability of our city.