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Do you need a building permit? By law, building permits and inspections are required for new construction, additions, and remodeling work to confirm that all structures meet applicable City, State and Federal building code requirements.


The City of Escalon regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. As part of the permit process, plans are reviewed to ensure compliance with adopted codes. Building permits are issued for new construction as well as for additions to and remodeling of existing buildings and structures. Most repairs or alterations require a building permit.



Building Department Location and Hours

The Building Department is located inside City Hall, at 2060McHenry Avenue.

Inspection & Building Official Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 8am-12pm

Inspections outside of regular inspection hours must be prearranged with the Building Inspector and are charged at $189.00 each. To schedule inspections call (209) 691-7464

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm (closed daily from 12-1pm)

For Building Department questions call (209) 691-7430

Building permit applications and plans can be submitted to City Hall Monday – Thursday from 8am-5pm (Closed for lunch 12-1);  however, permits are not generated immediately. Do not come pick up your permit until you have received a phone call that it is ready.

Contact Info

Development Services
2060 McHenry Ave
(209) 691-7430