Building Division

Welcome to Online Permit Services

First time user of Permit Manager? Click HERE to register for a free account.

On-Line Inspection Requests

Please read the following before scheduling an inspection:

  • Upcoming Holiday Closures:
    • Monday, February 18th, 2019 - Presidents Day
  • Please ensure someone over the age of 18 is on site for your inspection, along with any tools, ladders, or documents, including plans.
  • When requesting your inspection, you must choose morning or afternoon. To narrow the time frame, you may specify early or late in the comments section. Rough estimates of times are as follows:
      • AM Early - 8:30am-10:00am
      • AM Late - 10:00am-12:00pm
      • PM Early - 1:00pm-2:30pm
      • PM Late - 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Inspections can be requested up until midnight for the following business day.
  • Please be on site for the time period requested. Inspectors will not call to set up a specific inspection time or call to meet you, and missed inspections will need to be rescheduled.
  • After scheduling your inspection, you will see an onscreen confirmation message. You will not receive a confirmation email.
  • Please contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700 for questions or issues. If you are unable to utilize the online inspection request system, please call the Building Division. Requests made via phone are not guaranteed for next day.
  • If you are having technical difficulties using Permit Manager, or have forgotten your password, please contact Accela at 1-888-722-2352 ext 5 or by email at


Research Permits

You can research existing permits from 1997 to present online.

(For older permits, you must visit the Building Division at 411 Main Street).

Click here to RESEARCH PERMITS .

On-Line Permitting

The type of permits offered On-line:

        • Heating or Air-Conditioning System Permits: (mechanical)

        • Production Phase Homes Permits: (master plan)

        • Re-Roofing Permits: (residential and commercial)

        • Solar Permits: (residential only). Click here to submit plans via email for online solar permits after you have applied for the permit. Please include the permit number on the plans and submit in PDF format.

        • Water Heater Permits: (replacement of water heater)

Applying for a Permit

If you are applying for a permit for the first time please read carefully.

          Homeowners applying for the first time:

        • You will fill out the same form as a licensed contractor.
        • When a business name is requested during the registration process enter "HOMEOWNER"
        • When asked for a license number enter "HOMEOWNER" in the blank with capital letters

        • You will then be asked for a license type. Select "HOMEOWNER" from the pull down menu.
        • Please read the Search Tips and Info tabs for important information needed for a permit.
        • You will find the examples below helpful from the Info tab when discribing the work you would
          like to be permitted:

          Permit Work Description:

          Reroof: Elk 30 Year 3 Tab

          Plumbing: Whirlpool 50 gallon Tall Energy Star .67

          Mechanical: Train XL16c / 16.60 SEER / 80% AFUE / Energy Star Qualified

          Solar: 7.14KW PV array with PVI-5000-TL Invertor

          Production Phase Homes Permits: Master Plan Number, Square Footage

          Contractors applying for the first time.

        • You must have your valid City of Chico business license number and
        • Your California’s State Contractor’s License Number.           
        • Please read permit work description above, for important information needed for a permit.

      Click here to apply for an ONLINE PERMIT