Building Division

City Offices are open to the public.  If you are needing to submit a building permit application you may do so in person or via email.  Our physical address is 6617 Third St., Riverbank CA 95367.

SOLAR SUBMITTALS:  Please email building permit application and plans to

Business license's are included as part of the building permit application process.  

The City's Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of codes, laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to commercial and residential building constructions and remodeling within the city. 

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Services & Regulations

The Building Division provides services necessary to insure that construction within the city is performed in a safe and lawful manner by regulating:
  • ADA Law
  • Demolition of Structures
  • Energy Conservation
  • Life & Safety
  • Permit Activities
  • Seismic Safety
  • Uniform Construction Codes
  • Cal Green Building Code

California Law States: Any work performed valued at $500 or more (including labor and materials) must be completed by a California State Licensed Contractor.

Division Enforcement
Enforcement is accomplished by:
  • Application Review
  • Plan Check Services
  • Processing Building permits
  • Performing Inspections
  • Responding to Complaints

Green Waste Disposal Sites

  1. For Consumers
  2. For Contractors
What You Should Know Before You Hire a Contractor!
  1. Make sure they are licensed by the Contractor's State License Board.  Law states that work performed in California that is valued at $500 or more must be completed by a State Licensed Contractor.  Report unlicensed activity
  2. Verify their State Contractor's License Number and current status on-line  or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).
  3. Get at least 3 bids and check their references.  How to find the right contractor.
  4. Take your time before you make a decision about hiring a contractor.  Be advised that unlicensed individuals pose a risk to you and the family's financial security.  In California, it is a misdemeanor to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor without a license issued by the California State License Board.  2021, California Contractors License Law and Reference Book