The City's Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of codes, laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to commercial and residential building constructions and remodeling within the city.
Services & Regulations
The Building Division provides services necessary to insure that construction within the city is performed in a safe and lawful manner by regulating:
Demolition of Structures
Life & Safety
Uniform Construction Codes
California Law States: Any work performed valued at $500 or more (including labor and materials) must be completed by a California State Licensed Contractor.
Division Enforcement Enforcement is accomplished by:
What You Should Know Before You Hire a Contractor!
Make sure they are licensed by the Contractor's State License Board. Law states that work performed in California that is valued at $500 or more must be completed by a State Licensed Contractor. Report unlicensed activity
Verify their State Contractor's License Number and current status on-line or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).
Take your time before you make a decision about hiring a contractor.Be advised that unlicensed individuals pose a risk to you and the family's financial security. In California, it is a misdemeanor to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor without a license issued by the California State License Board. 2014, California Contractors License Law and Reference Book
Know the Law - In the State of California, it is illegal for $500 or more (including labor and materials) without a valid license issued by the California State License Board. This includes work done to construct or alter any building, highway, road, parking facility, railroad, excavation, or other structure. 2014, California Contractors License Law and Reference Book
Don't take the risk! The CSLB has established Statewide Investigative Fraud Teams (SWIFT) that conduct undercover sting operations and target inspections to curtail illegal and unlicensed contracting activities. Subsequent violations increase criminal penalties and fines.
Interested in becoming a licensed contractor? Click hereto see the CSLB Blue Print for becoming a California Licensed Contractor.