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Building and Safety Division


Mark Ellis, Building Official

809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Office hours for Building Counter:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00PM-3:00PM (Closed Fridays)
Staff will be available in the afternoon by phone or appointment only.
Phone: 831-420-5120 • Fax: 831-420-5434

Online Permit Portal (eTRAKiT): Using this portal the public, business owners, and contractors are able to search and view current permits and planning and business license record information.

  Informational Items and brochures:

Welcome to the City of Santa Cruz Building Inspections Services

This division administers the California Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Energy Codes, as well as other ordinances and regulations relating to building and construction. It provides information about building and construction; reviews plans for conformance to applicable codes and standards; issues permits and inspects construction and buildings for compliance with plans and regulations. 

This division also investigates building and construction related complaints and assists other City departments as necessary with the enforcement of related codes and ordinances.

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