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Building & Safety

Effective June 8, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Development Services (Building, Engineering, Planning and Transit Divisions) will provide limited customer service hours (Monday-Friday, 1pm-5pm) as part of a transition from COVID-19 restrictions. Customers are encouraged to use website resources and phone calls whenever possible to limit physical contact. When an in-person visit is necessary, scheduling an appointment is strongly recommended.

Please contact us via email at building@turlock.ca.us or by phone at 209-668-5560 to schedule an appointment or learn how you can conduct your business with us electronically.

Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide customer service in a safe and effective manner.

Inspections on the interior of occupied structures can be done by video at the determination of the Inspector.
Video Inspection Procedures

We appreciate your willingness and understanding in keeping our community safe and healthy.

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.

ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW
Beginning July 1, 2018, all new applications for significant residential and commercial projects, new construction as well as improvements, shall be submitted in PDF format. All submissions shall include a permit application and supporting documents delivered on non-returnable flash drive.

For additional information regarding the submission of electronic documents and alternate methods of submission, please review the City of Turlock’s Electronic Building Plan Submittal Guidelines.

Electronic Building Plan Submittal Standards

VOLUNTARY CERTIFIED ACCESS SPECIALIST (CASP) PROGRAM
All commercial construction or business licenses applications shall review the Voluntary Certified Access Specialist program for information related to access compliance requirements under both state and federal law. Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain a CASp consultation and inspection of all commercial properties.

Voluntary Certified Access Specialist Program

HOME SAFETY & CONSERVATION
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.

Services

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.

Occupancy Inspections

Development Fee Estimate

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

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.

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
building@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Effective August 10, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Development Services (Building, Engineering, and Planning Divisions) public counter will be closed. We will continue to assist you through scheduled appointments, our online services, email, mail, and by phone. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide customer service in a safe and effective manner.






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