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Building Safety Division

The Building Safety Division provides plan checking, permitting, and inspection services for new construction, additions, and remodels within the City of Visalia, along with new construction fire prevention plan review and inspection.

Our goal is to provide an effective and efficient way to provide general information about permit requirements; develop, update and maintain informational handouts on the process for obtaining permits; and provide information on the operation of the Building Division.

The division is responsible for reviewing permit applications for compliance with all applicable state and local building codes and regulations to protect life and property. These include building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, ADA requirements, and energy efficiency codes and standards. The division also performs field inspections on all permits issued to verify compliance with these codes, and ensures new construction in Visalia is constructed in accordance with the highest standards of safety and that all existing structures are maintained in a safe condition.

  • Located at:  315 E Acequia Ave, 93291
  • Office hours:  Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Office Phone:  (559) 713-4444
  • Field Inspectors Office: (559) 713-4333
  • Inspection Request Line:  available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, using touch tone; (559) 713-4452

Chuck Clark
Building Official
Building Safety Division
315 E. Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-713-4495 -- Fax: 559-713-4814
E-Mail: Chuck.Clark@ci.visalia.ca.us

Master Plan Submittals
Effective July 1, 2014 - an appointment is needed for more than two (2) submittals.
Notice to Contractors
Effective January 1, 2014. Submittal for multiple permits will require a separate payment for each.

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2013 California Building Code
Effective January 1, 2014 with an exception to a few Part(s) of the Energy/Cal Green Codes that went into effect on July 1, 2014.
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Credit Card Acceptance Policy
Effective November 1, 2011; revised September 15, 2014 to exclude deposits for construction.
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