Placer County Building Department

Find Placer County California building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Auburn Building Department 3091 County Center Drive Auburn CA 95603 530-886-3010


County Planning Department 3091 County Center Drive Auburn CA 95603 530-886-3000

Lincoln Building Department 600 6th Street Lincoln CA 95648 916-434-2470

Placer County Building Department 565 West Lake Boulevard Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA 96145 530-581-6200

Rocklin Building Department 3970 Rocklin Road Rocklin CA 95677 916-625-5120

Rocklin Planning Department 3970 Rocklin Road Rocklin CA 95677 916-625-5160

About the Placer County Building Department

Building Departments in Placer County, CA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Placer County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Placer County, California building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Placer County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Placer County, CA zoning laws and requirements
Placer County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Placer County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Placer County, California Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Placer County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Placer County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Placer County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in California to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.