Building Departments in Modesto, California

There are 7 Building Departments in Modesto, California, serving a population of 210,166 people in an area of 45 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 30,023 people, and 1 Building Department per 6 square miles.

In California, Modesto is ranked 145th of 1798 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 133rd of 1798 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Modesto Building Departments

Find Modesto, California building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Modesto Building Department 1010 10th Street Modesto, CA

Modesto City Planning Department 1010 10th Street Modesto, CA

Modesto Permits 801 11th Street Modesto, CA

Modesto Permits and Zoning Department 1010 10th Street Modesto, CA

Modesto Planning Department 1010 10th Street Modesto, CA

Stanislaus County Planning Department 1010 10th Street Modesto, CA

Stanislaus County Zoning 3800 Cornucopia Way Modesto, CA

About the Modesto Building Department

Building Departments in Modesto, 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 Modesto 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:
  • Modesto, California building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Modesto building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Modesto, CA zoning laws and requirements

Modesto Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Modesto Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Modesto Residential Housing Units
 ModestoStanislaus County
Total Housing Units75,423181,213
Occupied Housing Units72,106 (95.6%)172,682 (95.3%)
Modesto Occupied Residential Buildings
 ModestoStanislaus County
Single-Family Detached Homes52,019 (72.1%)131,963 (76.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,782 (3.9%)6,066 (3.5%)
2 Apartments2,490 (3.5%)4,074 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,040 (5.6%)7,033 (4.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,782 (3.9%)4,935 (2.9%)
10 or More Apartments6,338 (8.8%)11,415 (6.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,655 (2.3%)7,196 (4.2%)
Modesto Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 ModestoStanislaus County
2014 or Later137 (0.2%)718 (0.4%)
2010 to 2013433 (0.6%)1,805 (1.0%)
2000 to 20097,965 (11.0%)29,705 (17.2%)
1980 to 199922,300 (30.9%)54,348 (31.5%)
1960 to 197927,305 (37.9%)52,248 (30.3%)
1940 to 195910,555 (10,555.0%)24,028 (24,028.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,411 (4.7%)9,830 (5.7%)
Modesto Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 ModestoStanislaus County
1 Room1,245 (1.7%)2,313 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms50,633 (70.2%)118,009 (68.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms30,817 (42.7%)73,865 (42.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms23,700 (32.9%)58,390 (33.8%)
8 or More Rooms9,194 (12.8%)23,941 (13.9%)
Modesto Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 ModestoStanislaus County
No Bedroom1,379 (1.9%)2,663 (1.5%)
1 Bedroom6,490 (9.0%)12,292 (7.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms50,633 (70.2%)118,009 (68.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms13,604 (18.9%)39,718 (23.0%)
Modesto Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 ModestoStanislaus County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities71,960 (99.8%)172,246 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities71,540 (99.2%)171,581 (99.4%)