COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

Building & Safety 

After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover and conceal any work. Your construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by our inspection staff. Read More...

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Rental Inspections

Depending on the status of your property self-certification and/or city inspection is required by the City of Santa Cruz. If there is no active code case on the property for the past three years, owners/property managers may be eligible to self-inspect on an annual basis. Read more...


Code Compliance Inspections

If you are in process of correcting a code violation and need to request an appointment or reschedule the Neighborhood Preservation/Code Compliance Division will assist you.  Read more...