Building Permits

Select Permit Type Below:
  1. Express Building Permits

  1. Please use Google Chrome as your browser. 

  2. 1.) Save or download the application to your computer first, before completing application fields.

  3. 2.) Complete fields and do one of the following to submit your application:
    1. Digitally sign your application, then hit the "Digitally Sign and Submit" button at the bottom of page 2 (you must have the ability to electronically/digitally sign with a program such as DocuSign or Adobe Acrobat Sign), OR

    2. Print the completed application, sign with a wet signature and email as an attachment to permitcenter@cityofslt.us. You may also mail your application or drop it off in person (1052 Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150).

  4. Licensed Contractor Application (PDF Fillable Form). You MUST provide your City Business License #.

  5. Project Specific Required Forms (Due at Final Inspection):

  6. It is our goal to process all of the above types of permits by the end of the next business day (these permits expire after twelve months). Once your permit has been processed, a Permit Technician will email a copy of your permit and receipt to the email provided and a hard copy of your permit card will be delivered to your jobsite upon your first scheduled inspection. 

  7. Please contact the permitcenter@cityofslt.us (530-542-6010) if you have any questions.



  1. DRIVEWAYS AND ENCROACHMENT
  1. Plan Review (plan check) Permits
  1. Extension Requests

Tiny Homes

Please note that an approved TRPA Permit is required prior to submittal to the City Building Department. 

Fees