Building Division

Effective November 17th, until further notice, Development Services' Counter Service will be closed.  Employees are available either by e-mail or telephone to the public. 

November 16th Public Service Announcement 



The Building Division issues building permits and performs inspections for compliance with California Building Code, TRPA regulations and City of South Lake Tahoe Ordinances for all construction. The Division enforces driveway encroachments, complaints and ADA issues. The Division also investigates all South Lake Tahoe building and substandard housing complaints.

Be familiar with temporary construction site Best Management Practices (BMPs) before construction season! Visit the City Of South Lake Tahoe Stormwater Program webpage for more information about temporary construction site BMPs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Building Permit inspections can now be requested via WebForm

Digital Submittals are Here! Submit your Digital Submittal via WebForm

Check out our Simple How To Guides 

Inspection Line: (530) 542-6017

Video Inspection Program

Building Official available by appointment only