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City of Chico

City of Chico

CALBO Building  Division of the Year
The Building Division is responsible for activities related to the construction, remodeling, and demolition of buildings and structures.
By reviewing building permit applications, issuing building and related permits, checking plans, and inspecting buildings and properties, the Division can ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. The Division is responsible for enforcing all applicable building, mechanical, energy, accessibility, plumbing, electrical and housing codes and laws adopted by the City and State to ensure a safe and habitable building environment.
WE ARE GOING PAPERLESS! The Building Division is pleased to inform you that starting July 1st, 2024 we will no longer be accepting paper applications, plans or documents. In addition, all plan check correspondence will be distributed via email. This positive change will ensure everyone is informed quickly and contribute to the preservation of our local environment. Thank you for your continued support!
Inspection request new cut off time of 3:00 PM!  Beginning July 1st all inspection requests for the following day will be cut off at 3:00 PM.

Applicants for building permits, thank you for submitting an application with the City of Chico.  We are currently experiencing problems with our online payment portal. Your patience as we work to correct the problem is greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, please use your dashboard to track your application status and a notification will be sent to you when your application payment is ready to be received.
Be advised that licenses, permits, applications, and other non-confidential information submitted to the City of Chico may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 9720.000).


Building Permit Information


A number of permit services are available online, from scheduling inspections to applying for permits. Resources are available for your convenience.

Reports and Data Archive


Monthly reports on Permit Applications, Construction Activity, and annual reports.



eTRAKiT is the City's online building permit portal. It provides public access to search for information and complete common tasks online.

Today's Inspections


A list of inspections scheduled for today (updated daily by 9:30 am).

Residential Retrofit Program


The City's Residential Retrofit Program is designed to increase the energy efficiency of Chico's older housing stock. View resources for Property Owners, Buyers, Realtors and Inspectors.

Digital Plan Submittal


The Building Division does not require paper copys of plans. Submit your building plans online today!

Useful Links

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Certified Access Specialists Program Inspectors
Building Code and Regulations
Building Industry
State and Federal Government

Local Utility Providers

Pacific Gas & Electric: 1-800-743-5000
Suburban Propane: 530-342-3541
Coast Gas: 530-342-6736
Tri-Flame Propane: 530-342-0447
California Water Service: 530-893-6330
Waste Management: 530-893-4777
Recology: 530-342-4444
U.S. Postal Service
Chico Main: 530-343-2456
Chico Downtown: 530-894-3710
Regional: 1-800-275-8777
The area code for Chico, CA is (530).
Building Division

Building Division

Physical Address:
411 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927

Building Divsion Contact Information Link

O: (530) 879-6700
F: (530) 895-4726


M-F: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
M-F: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 am Permit Counter and Building Staff may be unavailble due to internal meetings.
Every day:
After 4:00 pm - Financial Transactions are not accepted.
Upcoming holiday closures

Upcoming holiday closures

Monday May 27th, 2024 City Hall will  be closed in observance of Memorial Day.