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The Building and Safety Division administers state and local building codes that safeguard life, health, and safety of our community. This is accomplished through the issuance of permits including plan review and inspections. 

Highlights & Updates

Considering legalizing your non-permitted Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

The Building & Safety Division is available to discuss your specific project, including what is needed to gain approval and how older building codes and standards may be considered for non-safety items such as energy compliance.  Read more about Legalizing Your ADU.

Please note that portions of your new site are still under construction. If you can't find the information you are looking for, please call so we may assist you. 

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