Building Inspection




The Building Inspection Division's goal is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures,  including certain equipment specifically regulated herein, within this jurisdiction. 

Roseville's Building Department is the first California municipality to become nationally accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS).  According to the IAS, Building Department Accreditation (BDA) signifies that "the City of Roseville's Building Department operates under the highest professional and technical standards". 

To schedule an inspection, research permit history, or apply for permits online please visit the City of Roseville Citizen Portal at permitsonline.roseville.ca.us.


Urgent Messages: 

Effective January 1, 2014 the 2013 California Code of Regulations Title 24 will be enforced on all permits submitted for application to the City of Roseville Building Division. These requirements are enforced by State Law, and effect all permits applied for after the 1st of January 2014.

The City of Roseville Building Division has put together a handout on the changes and revisions to this set of regulations which replaces the codes adopted in 2011, to view this summary please click here. Additionally, two state agencies have taken action to push back the effective date of certain portions of these regulations. At the December 18, 2013, meeting of the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), the CBSC approved the action taken by the California Energy Commission (CEC) at its public hearing on December 11, 2013, to include the following:

2013 CALGreen Energy Code Related Sections Delayed Until July 1, 2014

1. California Energy Code, Part 6 - Effective July 1, 2014.  Change the effective date of the 2013 California Energy Code, Part 6, and the 2013 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, in Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, from January 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014 the 2010 California Energy Code, Part 6 is the effective code.

2. California Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 10. Effective July 1, 2014 The 2013 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now goes into effect on July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014, the 2010 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, continues to be the effective code.

3. CALGreen, Part 11. The 2013  CALGreen will change the effective date of affected energy provisions only in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations.  We anticipate that CBSC will issue an updated version for the code to identify sections that are exempt until July 1, 2014.


Special Notes.    Effective January 1, 2014, all single family residences built before January 1, 1994 must install water conserving fixtures throughout the home as a condition of building permits issued for home improvements, additions, and alterations. Compliance with this requirement will be verified at final inspection. For more information please click here


Effective July 01, 2011, all single family dwelling units require smoke & carbon monoxide detectors throughout the residence, to be inspected and verified at final inspection. For required locations of detectors, click here.  For further information regarding the stipulations of the enacted legislation, click here.


Building Inspection Division Services

  • Issues permits for both commercial and residential construction.
  • Performs plan checks and inspections.
  • Helps the public, owners and contractors with construction concerns.
  • Investigates non-conforming and substandard housing.
  • Performs code enforcement on public nuisance conditions and building or zoning concerns.
  • **Expedited Plan Checks** - we continue to offer expedited Tenant Improvement Plan Check Review.  Applicants who have plans submitted to the Building Division for plan check may request an expedited review.  But hurry, this offer is based on availability and is first come, first served.  To find out how, click here.

Response Guidelines

  • Plan check on new residential plans for first review take approximately 3 weeks.
  • Plan check for remodels, additions, pools and patio covers for first review normally take up to 3 weeks.
  • Permits can usually be issued over the counter for re-roofs, new heating and air conditioning units, replacement of water lines, gas lines, water heater replacements and electrical work including electrical service upgrades. See the Building Inspection page for additional information.

Owner-Builder's Beware!

Know your responsibilities and rights as an Owner-Builder.  The California Contractors State License Board, in cooperation with the Department of Consumer Affairs, has a wealth of information and printable hand-outs to help you select an appropriate contractor for your project.  Click here for more information or to check the licensed status of your contractor.

Play it SAFE! Call Before You DIG!

Underground service lines, such as water, gas, electric, and sewer exist throughout your neighborhood. If your remodeling plan calls for you to break ground, don't make a mistake! Call the Underground Service Alert (USA) - (800) 227-2600 - at least 48 hours before digging to find out where service lines exist in your area. The telephone call and the service are simple, free, and may keep you out of danger!

Gene Paolini
Building Official

Development Services -
Building Inspection

311 Vernon Street
(916) 774-5332
(916) 774-5394 Fax
(916) 774-5220 TDD
*buildingdivision@roseville.ca.us
*Inspections cannot be scheduled via this e-mail address.


Organizational Chart

Building Inspection Organizational Chart

Building Inspection currently has 18 full-time equivalent employees.