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Building Services


We also have multiple options for submitting applications and plans:

Building Services The Building Division of the County of Sutter is a part of the Development Services Department and is charged with the enforcement of the California Building Code, the California Electric Code, the California Plumbing Code, the California Mechanical Code and other applicable codes as adopted by Sutter County and the State of California.

The purpose of the codes are to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures through a program of permitting, plan review, inspection and enforcement.

Before commencing construction, repair or making any major alterations, please confer with the Building Division to make certain that the project conforms to current building and zoning codes and that the proper permits are obtained.

The Building Division cannot legally design, redesign or perform structural calculations for construction projects. The services of an architect or a engineer may be required for certain projects.

Building Inspection Schedule


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To schedule a building inspection, please call the Development Services Department office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (530) 822-7400 extension 0 to speak with a Development Services Technician.

Online Building Permits


For certain "Fast Track" type building permits, an application can be completed, submitted and paid for online. A temporary permit will be immediately issued. You will be contacted when the Official Building Permit is ready for pickup at the Development Services Customer Service Counter at 1130 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City. You must have in-hand an Official Building Permit before an inspection can be scheduled.

Please verify that you are in Sutter County’s jurisdiction before submitting an application. These permits are issued only for properties outside the Cities of Yuba City and Live Oak.

What Requires a Building Permit


Work commenced prior to obtaining a Building Permit will be subject to double fees.

Any Contractor found working without a Building Permit will be subject to double fees, in addition to, being referred to the CSLB (California State Licensing Board.)

Office Hours


Contact Information

Building Services:
Michael McGee
1130 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7400