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Building Services

Public Announcements:


**The South Lake Tahoe Office will be closed on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018. Field inspections will still be conducted.**

*NEW* Beginning October 1, 2018 tables used to calculate a projects valuation will be updated to reflect current International Code Council tables.

New Transportation Impact Mitigation Fees, Effective February 13, 2017

Updated Transportation Impact Fees (TIM Fees) 


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. To Schedule an inspection online, Click here 

Now available- Expedited Residential Roof Mounted Solar System Permits – By using this process roof mounted solar systems may be issued over the counter.  

Residential Roof Mount Photo Voltaic System Permit Checklist can now be found in Handouts/Checklists

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  (Posted 06-15-2016)

*NEW* El Dorado County's Waste Management Requirements for Construction sites.

What Are Mitigation Fees?  

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 079-2016. 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 1, 2017 - NEW BUILDING CODES!

All permit applications received on or after January 1, 2017 will have to comply with the new California Building Codes. California Building Standards In Effect        

New Solar Eligibility Checklists (effective January 1, 2017)

AB 2188 (2016) SFD Solar Central String Inverter Packet
AB 2188 (2016) SFD Solar Micro Inverter Packet

 Need help with a permit or planning issue? Click HERE to contact the Community Development Agency Ombudsman.

image of TRPA logoAdditional information about building and land use in the Tahoe Basin can be found
 at TRPA Tahoe Regional Planning Agency        

Survey. How are we doing? Send an easy to use 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.


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Contact Us


address: 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667

phone: (530) 621-5315



8:00 am- 12:30 pm: walk-ins/appointments M-F

12:30 pm- 3:30 pm : appointments ONLY M-F

South Lake Tahoe:

address: 924 B Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

phone: (530) 573-3330



8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Closed for lunch

(8:00 am-12:00 pm walk-ins)

(1:00 pm- 2:30 pm appointments only)


 (Currently, Placerville only, South Lake Tahoe coming soon)

You can now schedule an appointment ONLINE, or JOIN A LINE from your computer! Click on the QLESS image below to get started.  


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