Residential/Single Family Dwellings
How to Obtain a Building Permit
Obtaining a Building Permit
- Building Services permit application requires the following:
- Complete the three part
application and sign where applicable (signature must be verified by office personnel). If you are applying as owner-builder, you must be the owner of record and complete part four of the multi part application. If property ownership was recently changed a copy of the grant deed may be required at time of application.
- When other than the owner or licensed contractor is applying for the permit, the second half of part four of the form must be completed, giving authority to sign as the owner's agent.
- An owner or their agent must sign a
Deed Restriction Certificate declaring conformance with any applicable deed restrictions and/or CC&R's for subject property.
- If the property is within the architecturally controlled area of
El Dorado Hills CSD or
Cameron Park CSD, architectural approval of the plans from the district prior to permit issuance is a requirement. Failure to obtain approval may delay issuance of your permit.
- Check with your individual association for any restrictions that may affect your construction even though Building Services does not enforce these restrictions.
- Contractors acting as agent for the owner must have a current active
California state contractors license, worker's compensation coverage, and a current
El Dorado County Business License.
- If your project involves greater than 4000 square feet of living area or disturbs 20,000 square feet or more of land area, or is located within an
Important Biological Corridor (IBC), you must complete a General Plan consistency checklist.
- When served by a public water/sewer district other than
El Dorado Irrigation District, you must submit proof of service from the district prior to permit issuance. When serviced by EID, they will review your project and approve electronically.
- When not served by public water/sewer, you must submit the perc test, septic design and well production report to the Environmental Management Department. This may only be submitted with or after building permit application.
- If your parcel is located at or above the 4000 foot elevation, a
bear resistant garbage enclosure will be required. Contact
Environmental Management for additional information.
- An Encroachment permit is needed if you are connecting your new driveway to a County-maintained road. See the county
Fire Safe Regulations for driveway information.