Public Announcements:


Effective March 20, 2020, the public counter has been closed 
with the exception of serving those in need of emergency services 
related to immediate health-life-safety concerns. 
Please call 530-621-5315 to request an appointment 
if you feel your project fits this criterion.

Permit Processing

Trade Permits by Licensed Contractors as are being accepted via email with payment via E-TRAKiT.  All other applications and submittals are being processed via the phone and customer drop-off.  See information below for further information.  
Please call 530-621-5315 to request an appointment.

Please click on the icon below that applies to your permit for further instruction.

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Inspections

At this time we are conducting inspections located outside of homes and deemed safe for inspection.  These inspections include pools, solar panels, re-roofs, generators, decks, exterior electrical and plumbing work, and new house construction including foundations, pre-slabs, shear/sheathing, frame, insulation, sheetrock, and building finals. HVAC package units and water heaters that are located outside or in the garage may be scheduled.  However, they are subject to cancellation if an inspector does not feel safe inspecting the unit or the location of the unit is not in a safe location.

All inspections will be conducted with the inspector maintaining social distancing of SIX feet or more.  Inspectors will also be given Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE’s) for their protection and to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19.  Inspections may be canceled if PPEs are not available. During inspections of new homes, we are asking that all subcontractors and workers stop working and leave the building so the inspector may safely perform the inspection.  The types of inspections being performed may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please call 530-621-5377 to request an inspection if you feel your project fits one of these criteria.

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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 


   
image of TRPA logoAdditional information about building and land use in the Tahoe Basin can be found
 at TRPA Tahoe Regional Planning Agency        


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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.