Building Inspections

What is the process?

Step 1: Schedule Inspection

A contractor or permit-holder schedules the applicable inspection(s) for a construction project, identified by its permit number. All requests must be received before midnight for an inspection the following business day.

 

There are four ways to schedule an inspection. 

 

  1. Use the Department of Planning and Building’s Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal to schedule a building inspection online.
  2. Submit an online Schedule a Building Inspection form below.
  3. Call (805) 788-6602
  4. Email [email protected]

 

How to Schedule a Building Inspection on Citizen Self-Service (CSS):

 

Schedule a Building Inspection
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Inspections in the remote areas of the county take place on the following days:
  • Oak Shores - Monday, Wednesday or Friday
  • Running Deer Ranch - Tuesday or Thursday
  • California Valley or Cuyama - Wednesdays Only
The inspector will call you the morning of your inspection to provide a 2-hour time frame. We will do our best to accommodate any requests.
Example: gate code, aggressive dogs, etc. (500 character limit)
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Step 2: Inspector Assigned

An inspector is assigned and the contractor or permit-holder is provided with a two-hour window in which the inspection will occur for each scheduled inspection.

Step 3: Inspection Performed

The inspector performs the inspection and provides the results to the contractor or permit-holder.

Who can use this service?

Anyone with a valid county construction permit or grading permit can schedule an building inspection.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

All portions of a project that require a permit are required to be inspected before the work is covered or concealed. Inspections can be scheduled at any time using the Department's Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal or by calling (805) 788-6602. Inspections can be scheduled for Monday through Friday, with the following exceptions:

Building Inspection Availability in Select Areas
Area Availability
Oak Shores/Interlake Road Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only
Running Deer/Chimney Rock Tuesday and Thursday only
California Valley/Cuyama Wednesday only

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