|Building & Safety Services
We are now accepting permit applications and plans electronically. Please submit your plans and applications online by going to Building Permits Online and registering for an account.
Building and Safety Services Function
Under the direction of the County's Chief Building Official, the Building and Safety Division performs building plan reviews, issues building permits, performs inspections of permitted construction, for compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, and enforces mandated State and Federal Codes, as well as County adopted California Building Standards Codes.
Building & Safety Services Frequently Asked Questions
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Can be submitted using the (contractors only), or by completing and submitting a (contractors, and property owners or their ). Complete and submit the following checklists for photovoltaic systems:1. for the expedited permit process. 2. . Information regarding Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems can be found in the PV Toolkit Document #5 beginning on page 45 of the .Additional structural information can be found in the .Complete and submit plans for either a or , depending on the work being proposed.
Under the direction of the County's Chief Building Official, the Building and Safety Division performs inspections of permitted construction.
More information about Inspections
Expedited Solar Energy Permit Process
Solano County has adopted a process to expedite permitting of small, residential rooftop solar energy systems. This process is based on the most recent Governor's Office of Planning and Research California Solar Permitting Guidebook. To obtain a permit Please apply online here: Building Permits Online
The function of the Code Compliance program is to address Housing and Zoning Code violations and vehicle abatement. The mission of the Code Compliance Officer is to gain substantial code compliance for those violations addressed.
Code Complaint Form
Housing Code Violations
Zoning Code Violations
Grading permits are issued by the Department's Public Works-Engineering Division, which performs grading plan reviews and inspects grading projects for compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, and enforces mandated State and Federal Codes, as well as County adopted California Building Standards Codes. In an effort to provide means for controlling soil erosion, sedimentation, increased rates of water runoff and related environmental damage, a grading permit will be required prior to any grading, filling, excavation or clearing of vegetation which is not determined exempt.
More information about grading
Flood Zone Determination
Under the direction of the County's Chief Building Official, the Building and Safety Division performs Flood Zone Determinations. Upon application for a building permit, the Building and Safety Division will review the submitted application and plans and determine whether or not the site of the proposed structure is within any special flood hazard area established by the special flood hazard areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and accompanying Flood Insurance Rate maps.
Flood Zone Determination
The address numbering function within the unincorporated areas of Solano County is handled by the Department's Planning Division. A positive identification system eliminates error and confusion and aids emergency vehicles from fire, sheriff and ambulance service to respond quickly to calls and to facilitate postal and other delivery service.
Napa Solano Chapter of ICC
Click here for the local chapter of the International Code Council with the latest state code adoption information and chapter events.