Building & Safety
2010 CALIFORNIA CODES
Effective January 1, 2011, The City of Turlock will be enforcing the new 2010 California Codes
Effective January 1, 2011, all new one and two family dwellings will require installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system. Design plans and calculations will be required at the time of application submittal for the residence.
About the Building and Safety Division
The Building & Safety Division provides plan review & inspection services to enforce and protect the health and safety of the public through the effective administration of the state’s model codes. When plans are submitted, it is our responsibility to ensure that they meet minimum code compliance as directed by the current California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, & Energy codes. Once your plans are reviewed and approved by our plan check team and other City divisions, our support staff will calculate the applicable fees and a building permit will be processed. A permit may be issued to the owner of the property, licensed contractor, or authorized agent, at which point construction may commence and inspection services can be requested. Our certified building inspectors will monitor your project (per your request) at various stages from start to finish. Once your project is complete, occupancy will be granted and /or completion noted. To find out more information regarding our plan check and building permit process, please visit our Permit Center
and click on the link that best defines your project.
In addition to performing plan reviews and building inspections, we provide a number of other valuable services. We offer knowledgeable customer service at our public counter, participate in the City’s predevelopment meeting process to educate the applicant of the necessary steps of approval for proposed projects, assist the Fire & Neighborhood Preservation Departments to reduce safety hazards on existing buildings, and respond to complaints for substandard and dangerous buildings.
Listed below are a few examples of our convenient services offered to better assist & serve the public:
Click here for information on obtaining a building permit
We accept online submitting of building permits for residential re-roofs, heating & air conditioning change outs, and minor electrical upgrades.
Submit an online building permit application now
Building Permit Lookup
View the details
of building permits that have been issued to parcels within the City of Turlock.
Plan review status log
This online services is currently under construction. Please call our office for details.
Building permit activity log
View the statistics of building permits
issued for past & current months within the City of Turlock.
Project the estimated building permit fees associated with your project (includes Building, Engineering, School, & County impact fees).
Submit a fee estimate request
Read about our Development Impact Fee deferral programs
24 hour building inspection line
An online service is currently under construction. Please follow the process listed below to request an inspection.
To schedule an inspection, please call 668-5542, ext 2223 by 4 pm on the business day prior to your inspection request and we will make every effort to perform your inspection within the next business day. Be sure to have your building permit number, address, & inspection type readily available.
Through public education and an effective internal process, our goal is to work with homeowners, business owners, designer professionals, and construction industry professionals to make their dreams become reality. Should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on how we can assist you with your project, please contact us at 156 S Broadway, Ste. 130 or (209) 668-5560.