Building Division

About the Building Division


The Building Division reviews building plans for compliance with applicable codes, issues permits for and inspects authorized work and responds to complaints about potentially dangerous or nuisance buildings.

Frequently Asked Questions:



When are Building Permits Required?
Building permits are required whenever a building or structure is constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved or demolished. There are some minor projects that are exempt, and no permits are required. Call (707) 648-4374 before you start any work to see if your project requires a permit. Checking with staff first can save you time and money.

How do I get a building permit?
You can get the information needed to submit a permit application one of four ways: visit in person; call (707) 648-4374; print building permit application at this site and fax in to (707) 552-0163 for immediate issuance; or file an on-line application for certain types of work. Call the Building Division to see if your permit can be issued online or by fax.

How do I schedule an inspection?
Call (707) 648-4384, 24 hours in advance of when you need an inspection and staff will schedule an inspection date. You may call the office (707) 648-4374 on the morning of the inspection date between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. to find out if it is a morning or afternoon appointment.

Which building codes does the City use?
Construction Projects need to comply with the 2013 California Building Codes adopted by the California State Building Standards Commission.

How do I file a complaint about a possible building violation?
Call (707) 648-4374 to discuss the possible violation, or print the violation form and fax it to (707) 552-0163. You can also file an on-line complaint via email.

Lonell Butler

Lonell Butler

Chief Building Official
555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Second Floor
Email Us
Phone (707) 648-4374
Fax (707) 552-0163
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. &
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Schedule an Inspection
(707) 648-4384

Livian Ellis
Senior Administrative Clerk
(707) 648-4374

Cynthia Randle
Administrative Clerk
(707) 648-4386

Erin Nickerson
Temp Building Permit Technician
(707) 648-4089

Abel Bustamante
Building Inspector II
(707) 648-4381

Buck Eklund
Building Inspector II
(707) 648-4383

Mark Vineyard
Temp Building Inspector
(707) 648-4424

Denise Feiling
Temp Building Technician
(707) 648-4369

Don Hunsiker
Temp Building Plans Examiner
(707) 648-4385