Building Department
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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 2060 McHenry Avenue.
Inspection & Building Official Hours 
Tuesday & Thursday  8am-10am
Inspections outside of regular inspection hours must be prearranged with the Building Inspector and are charged at $75.00 per hour with a 2 hr minimum.To schedule inspections call (209) 691-7430
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm (closed daily from 12pm-1pm)
For Building Department questions call (209) 691-7430

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


Permit Forms and Applications

General Building Permit Applications

Re-Roof Permit Applications

 If any work is being done in the City Right-Of-Way (street, gutter, curb, sidewalk, and easements) an  Encroachment Permit is required. 


Per California State law, if your project is valued over $1,000 the following are required:

Construction or Demolition Waste Policy
Applications are accepted in the office, by mail, fax or e-mail. Please send your completed application to:
     City of Escalon    
     2060 McHenry Ave.
     Escalon, CA 95320
     Phone: (209) 691-7430
     Fax: (209) 691-7439
Emailed applications must have a handwritten signature and be sent to  
Building Permit Cancellation Request
The applications are in PDF format. If you need Adobe Reader you may click to download for free.

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