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Building and Safety Division

1275 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-4508, Fax (760) 337-2319
The goal of Building and Safety Division is to provide Building Code enforcement for all construction projects located in the City of El Centro. We do this in a professional, conscientious and customer service oriented manner. We also provide courteous, professional and helpful service at the Building and Safety counter for Architects, Engineers, Developers, Contractors, property owners and the general public.
Notice to Property Owners:  In order to provide property owners with more flexibility in providing shade to their homes, the City Council amended the Zoning Ordinance to allow roofed, open-sided patios in the front yard and side yard setback areas.  A property owner may construct a patio within the side yard setback area as long as a 5-foot property line setback is maintained.  A property owner may also construct a patio in the front yard setback area, as long as the patio does not extend more than 5 feet into the required front yard.  The patio must be attached to the primary residence and cannot be enclosed as living space.  This regulation does not apply to Carport construction.

 All building permits for dwellings, regardless of type will require an inspection for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices.  Access will need to be provided to the house for this inspection, or the permit will not be finaled.  
Check out our new Online Action Center
From our Online Action Center you can download our permit application or other forms, sample documents, and submit a request for public records.

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Estimate a Building Permit fee.
Subscribe to our Monthly Building Report. 
Submit your email address and receive our report automatically every month.
Important Notice regarding Roofing Permits!
Insulation Do's and Don'ts
Quick Link to our Building Permit Application
Small Residential Solar Projects

Small Residential Rooftop Solar Permit Application

Small Residential Rooftop Requirements Checklist
(UPDATED on 12/20/2016)

Property Owner Acknowledgement of Application for Building Permit
(UPDATED on 8/10/2016)
All forms are required for submittal of small PV systems.  Projects submitted without required forms will be returned to applicant.
Projects that require Building Permits

Public Records Request
Use this form to request copies of permits or plans.   Please be advised that we do not keep copies of any single family residential plans.

Building and Safety Staff

Frank Soto, Chief Building Official Richard McNees, Building Inspector
Patsy Robinson, Permit Center Technician Lizzie Rodriguez, Secretarial Assistant

Anna Garcia, Code Enforcement Officer



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