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Contact Information:

411 Main Street, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 3420

Chico, CA 95927

Phone: (530) 879-6700

Inspection Line: (530) 879-6799

Fax: (530) 895-4726

Staff Contact Information

Department Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Submit Plans for Review:

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Energy Conservation Retrofit Program (RECO)

Certificate List Online

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for activities related to the construction, remodeling, and demolition of buildings and structures. By reviewing building permit applications, issuing building and related permits, checking plans, and inspecting buildings and properties the Division can ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. The Division is responsible for enforcing all applicable building, mechanical, energy, accessibility, plumbing, electrical and housing codes and laws adopted by the City and State to ensure a safe and habitable building environment.

Updated New Construction Building Permit Fees effective December 20 , 2016

Click on "City Fee Schedules" link in the blue box on the left of this page.

Free Training Opportunity!

The Building Division will be hosting a FREE 2016 California Energy Code Update training session on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. For more information on this free training opportunity, please click here.

*Due to the training on November 16th, morning inspections will not be available, and a limited number of inspections will be performed in the afternoon.

Upcoming Holiday Closures:

Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th - Thanksgiving

Friday, December 22nd through Monday, January 1st, 2018 - City Hall will be closed


  • Log in to Permit Manager for the following online permit services:
      • Apply for permits online
      • Schedule an inspection
      • Research existing permits from 1997 to Present

        (Note: For older permits, you must visit the Building Division at 411 Main Street, Chico.)

      • Check inspection results

      Click here for online permit services.

  • Was my inspection scheduled? Check the scheduled inspections list to see today's schedule (updated by 9:30am).
  • Let us know if you have a code question. We will respond to all emails within three working days.

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