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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.
Effective January 12, 2016
BOS extends fee waivers for victims of the King and Sand Fire until February 28, 2017.
BOS Resolution 004-2016.
Need help with a permit or planning issue? Contact the Community Development Agency Ombudsman here.
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 will be 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)
, 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
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.
Georgetown Divide Moratorium on Water Service
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
Effective February 10, 2014
Temporary Building Services Fee Reduction The Board of Supervisors of El Dorado County adopted
to reduce by twenty-five percent (25%) the Building Division fees set forth in Part I of said resolution (with no changes to the established minimum fee) for the following project types: Garages, Granny Flats, Decks, Additions, and Remodels.
Updated June 26, 2013
Land Coverage Incentives for Residential Improvements
This information sheet explains the land coverage incentives adopted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Have you visited our Links site?
Use these Links to visit web sites associated with Building Codes and the Building Industry, such as
El Dorado Builders' Exchange
Notice: As of July 1, 2011
The State of California now requires a carbon monoxide alarm to be installed in all existing dwellings pursuant to
State of California Health & Safety Code Section 17926. The number and location of alarms shall be consistent with
current Building Codes and in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
Notice: As of January 1, 2011
Where a permit is required for alterations, repairs or additions exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000),existing dwellings that have attached garages or fuel-burning appliances shall be provided with a carbon monoxide alarm. See
this El Dorado County handout for more information.
Notice: As of January 1, 2011
The State Fire Marshall and the new 2010 Residential Building Codes require that fire sprinklers be installed in all new residential dwellings and attached garages. A fire sprinkler design must be submitted at the time of the application submittal. See
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Plan checklist for submittal requirements.
EPA Lead Regulations
Additional information about building and land use in the Tahoe Basin can be found at
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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.