Inspection Information

Scheduling Building Inspections

Inspection Request Form

Video Inspection Program

Inspection Line: (530) 542-6017


Inspections requested before 3:00 pm on any business day will be scheduled for the next business day.
Inspections requested after 3:00 pm will be scheduled for the day after the next business day.

The following information is required when requesting an inspection:

  • A description of the type of inspection
  • Name and contact information
  • Permit number (when applicable)
  • Project address
  • Date inspection needed (if different from standard inspection scheduling time)

Standard Inspection Scheduling Times

Inspections are conducted from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.

Inspectors will call 5-20 minutes prior to arrival for each inspection.

Time of inspection can be estimated using the inspection map below.

Be Prepared

Please be prepared for your inspection. A re-inspection fee may be charged if you are not ready or the inspector cannot gain entry. Permit card and plans must be onsite.

Inspection Routes

Inspection Routes Map

Please be advised: The Engineering Division may conduct Stormwater Inspections at high priority sites (close to SEZ, steep slopes, etc.) throughout the summer. Inspections will focus on temporary BMPs that protect any and all discharges from the construction site. For more information, visit the Stormwater Program section on the Engineering web page.

Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Inspections

Please call 530-542-6011 for VHR inspection requests. Do not leave requests for VHR inspections on the 530-542-6017 request line.

Restaurant Outdoor Seating Inspections

For information on temporary outdoor seating for restaurants relocating seating due to COVID-19 related occupancy regulations please view the Winter Guidelines for Temporarily Relocating Restaurant Seating Outdoors. To request an inspection please call (530) 542-6017 or use the Inspection Request Form above.