Building Safety Division
The Building Safety Division provides the following services:
- Building permits
- Building plan checks
- Building inspections
- Building requirement information for Alpine County
New Building Division Online Portal
To submit a building permit application to the Building Safety Division, please access our online portal. The online portal provides a streamlined application process for your building permit applications. The portal includes a Building Permit Information Guide to provide additional information on application requirements.
Please contact us should you have any questions or need assistance.
Why are Building Permits Required?
Who can get a Building Permit?
How are Building Standards Enforced?
When do I apply for a Building Permit?
- New Attached or Detached Buildings and Structures (Residential and Non-Residential) with a floor area greater than 120 square feet*
- Tenant Improvements
- Roof and Ground Mount Solar Installation
- Patio Covers (Solid and Lattice)
- Enclosed Patios
- Electric Charging Station
- Additions and Alterations
- Pools and Spas
- Carports, Garages and Barns
- Fences over 6 ft. in height
- Retaining Walls over 4 ft. in height, measured from the bottom of the footing or retaining walls supporting a surcharge.
- Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Structural Repairs
- Re-roofing (Residential and Non-Residential)
- Temporary structures such as a modular unit, recreational vehicle/trailer.
- Onsite Grading of 50 cubic yards (cut & fill) or more
- Erosion Control
- Wall or Monument Signs
- Other types of construction activities, not listed here, may require a permit. All building setbacks must be maintained, whether a building requires a permit or not. Please contact a representative of the Building and Safety Division at (530) 694-2140.
Carbon Monoxide Requirements
CO devices must be installed in all single-family dwellings as of July 1, 2011. All other dwelling units must have CO devices installed as of January 1, 2013. The Office of the State Fire Marshal has developed a list of Certified CO devices that meet the requirement specified within the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010.
Expedited Electric Vehicle, EV, Permit Process
Fire Prevention Guidelines
LP-Gas Equipment Installation
LP-Gas Equipment Installation Form (Supplement to Building Permit Application)