Public Announcements:

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for President's Day

El Dorado County's Economic Development Division wants to hear from you about your 

business successes and challenges. Your feedback is important to us. 

**Please take this 2-3 minute survey here to let us know what you think.**

**We've updated our Fees and Policies & Procedures, Resolution 005-2020.  View it here.** 

This is effective December 22, 2019.

**If the system will not allow you to get in line, it's because customer capacity and wait time has exceeded our hours of operation**

We're currently experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications. As a result, the wait times for walk-in customers in the lobby are taking longer than usual. We apologize for the inconvenience. We value everyone’s time and want to provide the best customer service possible. Customers with appointments are assisted prior to walk-in customers. We accommodate all walk-in customers signed in by 11:00 AM.

We strongly encourage you to use our online scheduling to minimize your wait.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions, please call our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352.

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will resume services related to residential fire sprinklers in the 

El Dorado Hills Fire District Boundary, effective October 1, 2019.  

Click HERE for more information.

Beginning October 1, 2019, new Building Valuation Data (BVD) will be used to calculate permit fees.  

You can view the updated BVD table here


We're currently experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications. As a result, the turnaround times for plan checks and permit reviews are taking longer than usual . We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are diligently working to get your plan check and/or permit review completed as quickly as possible so your permit can be issued. You can check on the status of your permit through our online Permit Status link on the Building and Planning Services web pages. If you have any questions, please call our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352.

 Check out the Building Safety Videos.


New ADA Law Effective January 1, 2019 Information Regarding Disability Access

New Transportation Impact Mitigation Fees, Effective August 27, 2018
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)

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 Planning and Building Department's 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.