Building Safety & Neighborhood Preservation Unit

COVID-19 Notice

Public Access to the Development Center Counter will be closed from March 17th through April 6th in order to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

The community can still apply for over the counter permits by clicking on "Online Services" on the green bar to the left. 

To apply for a plan review, please email an application to Permits or call 209-577-5232 extension 1.

We will continue to provide requested building inspections on a daily basis.

Code enforcement officers are continuing to respond to complaints received from the community.

Our Teams

  • Building Safety Inspections: This team schedules and conducts all Building Inspections, averaging over 5,000 inspections a month.
  • Building Permits: The Building and Development Services team can assist residents and developers with all building permits, including renewals and extensions.
  • City Building Codes: This team maintains all City building codes and standards.
  • Code Enforcement: The Code Enforcement team helps maintain and improve the quality of our community through awareness, education and enforcement.
  • Plan Reviews: All new construction projects in the City of Modesto must go through the Plan Review process.

TI Tuesdays

Want to get your tenant improvement reviewed over the counter? Tenant Improvement information can be found on the Expedited Tenant Improvements web page.