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Building & Safety

About the Building and Safety Division

Our goal is to enforce the minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare. This is achieved by meeting the California Building Codes related to the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings, structures, and certain regulated equipment.

Since January 1, 2011 all new one and two family dwellings require installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system and, all single family dwelling units have been required to have smoke & carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your residence.

Effective January 1, 2014, all pre-1994 one and two family dwellings require non-compliant plumbing fixtures be replaced by water-conserving plumbing fixtures whenever the property is undergoing alterations or improvements.


Issues building permits for both commercial and residential construction
We accept online submitting of building permits for residential re-roofs, heating & air conditioning change outs, minor electrical upgrades and residential Photovoltaic (solar electrical power) Systems less than 10 Kw.

Submit an online building permit application

Performs plan review
Online plan review status is currently anticipated to be available in 2016. Please call our office for details.

View the details of building permits that have been issued to parcels within the City of Turlock

Carries out inspections
To schedule an inspection, please call 668-5542, ext. 2223 by 4 pm on the business day prior to your inspection request. We will make every effort to perform your inspection within the next business day. Be sure to have your building permit number, address, & inspection type readily available.

Typical Inspection Types (Inspection Guide)

Occupancy inspections
Occupancy inspections occur when a commercial business moves into a new location or whenever there is a change in ownership of a commercial business.

Development Fee Estimate

Building permit activity for past & current months within the City of Turlock

For more information or concerns about your building project, please contact:

Building and Safety Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 130
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5560
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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