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To request an inspection by phone, please call (530) 621-5377 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. You will need your permit #, APN, and address.
Need help with a permit or planning issue? Click here to contact the Community Development Agency Ombudsman.
Now available Expedited
Residential Roof Mounted Solar System Permits – By using this process
roof mounted solar systems may be issued over the counter.
Public Notification - Release of Official Maps
of Earthquake Fault Zones Effective June 10, 2016. These maps show the general
location of the Official Earthquake Fault Zones within the County of El Dorado.
Detailed maps can be seen at the Department of Conservation, California
Geological Survey website
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/CGS/Pages/Index.aspx. (Posted 06-15-2016)
Attention: Community Development Agency, Building Service Division , new fee schedule effective July 2, 2016. Click here to view Resolution and Fee Schedule.
The South Lake Tahoe Building Department will be closed on Wednesday May
11, 2016. We are pleased to announce that our office is relocating to 924 B Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe,
CA 96150. Our telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.
Thursday May 12, 2016 we will open at our normal hours at our new location and
have limited operations through Friday May 13, 2016. On Monday May 16th
normal hours and operations will resume. We appreciate your patience while we
move to our new facility to better serve you.
WHAT ARE MITIGATION FEES?
Residential Roof Mount Photo Voltaic System Permit Checklist can now be found in
FREE OF PENALTY FEES!
Did you know your Board of Supervisors has an established amnesty program for structures built without a required permit? In the interest of public safety, an owner will not be penalized when they voluntarily reveal work done without a permit and secure a permit for that work. All usual fees will still be required, however, no penalty fees will be due.
Fee Resolution 180-2007. To review the county policy on how to obtain a permit on a non-permitted structure, please use this link:
Residential Structures Built Without a Permit
Effective January 12, 2016
BOS extends fee waivers for victims of the King and Sand Fire until February 28, 2017.
BOS Resolution 004-2016.
Public Notification - Release of Preliminary Review Maps of Proposed New and Revised Earthquake Fault Zones. These
maps show the general location of the proposed Earthquake Fault Zones within the County of El Dorado. Detailed maps can be seen at the Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey website
Effective October 1, 2015
Per Resolution 180-2007 Building Valuation tables were updated October 1, 2015. Tables are based upon the Building Valuation Data published in August 2015 by ICC (International Code Council) with regional cost adjustments.
Effective July 1, 2015
An announcement from Brendan Ferry, Storm Water Program Manager:
"El Dorado County launched new storm water requirements for certain development projects on the West Slope, effective July 1, 2015. The requirements are enacted due to provisions outlined in the State of California Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
Permit , under which the County is a permittee.
The new storm water requirements vary by project type and can be viewed in detail on the El Dorado County
In some cases, new materials must be included in project application submittals. County staff has conducted considerable outreach about the new requirements with stakeholders; however staff is available to answer any questions. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or click
Effective April 1, 2015
Building in an area where the water purveyor is South Tahoe Public Utility District?
El Dorado County Building Services has an agreement where Lake Valley Fire District will no longer need to review or inspect your residential fire sprinkler plans and calculations. All regulatory requirements will be handled through El Dorado County Building Services alone. Areas outside of South Tahoe Public Utility District's water system and permit applications prior to April 1, 2015, will continue to work with Lake Valley Fire District.
2014 Disaster Information Handouts
Effective April 8, 2014
Georgetown Divide PUD Board of Directors approved a moratorium on new water service applications received after April 8, 2014.
Effective January 1, 2014
All permit applications received on January 1, 2014 will have to comply with the new California building codes.
California Building Standards Adopted by El Dorado County
Effective January 1, 2014
California Green Code Section 301.1.1 states, "Residential buildings undergoing permitted alterations, additions, or improvements shall replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures with water-conserving plumbing fixtures". Plumbing Fixtures / Fittings Compliance Certification
Additional information about building and land use in the Tahoe Basin can be found at
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Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire directly to the Development Services Director.
The mission of the Development Services Department is to: Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes & related regulations, by providing accurate, timely and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment & promote economic vitality for current and future generations.