Building & Safety


Building and Safety Division

The Building and Safety division oversees all phases of new building construction, and perform a variety of inspections.  The head of the division is the Chief Building Official. Their offices are located within City Hall.

Permit questions............................................................................(805) 654-7869

Request and schedule a building inspection...........................(805) 654-7874

Confirm building inspection time................................................(805) 654-7869 (call only after 8:30 am on day of scheduled inspection)

Building & Safety provides:

  • Building permit plan check
  • Permit issuance
  • Building and Safety for new buildings, additions, tenant improvements, etc.

Additionally, Building and Safety maintains a historical permit and plan archive of over 1 million construction documents. This section enforces the California Construction Codes as amended by the City during adoption.



Current Codes and Ordinances (eff. 1/1/2014)

2013 City of Ventura Building and Safety Ordinances - (Codes currently in effect as of 1-1-2014): adopting and amending by reference the 2013 Editions of the California Building Code, Electrical Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Residential Code, and the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code.

2010 City of Ventura Building and Safety Ordinances - (Codes in effect from 1-2-2011 through 12-31-2013): approving by reference the 2010 Edition of the California Building Code, Electrical Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, and Residential Code, and amending certain provisions thereof through express findings of local necessity.

To purchase a copy of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, please use the following link to order from the International Code Council website:

To view the California Building codes online (free), see

By Appointment Only - We are now offering Express Plan Review for the following projects that involve tenant improvements or alterations:

  • Professional Business Office (B), except Medical/Dental Office uses
  • Retail Sales (M)
  • Offices associated with approved Existing Warehouses (S1) or Factories (F1)

To access other on-line forms and the Permit Fee Schedule, please visit the Building & Safety Documents & Forms or call (805) 677-7869.

Permit Payment Plan - Now Available for Owner-Builder Repair Permits

Building & Safety has set up a simple, guaranteed approval, payment plan for owner builder repair permits of up to $1,000.  The payment plan is facilitated by Revenue Experts and costs a flat rate of $37 for up to 12 monthly payments.  Click here to download the Payment Plan Application form.

Thank you for looking at the City of Ventura, Building & Safety web page.  If you have received service from our office within the past 30-days, please take a moment to rate our service.  The survey at this link takes less than 30 seconds to complete and will help us adjust or maintain services for our customers.  Sincerely, Yolanda Bundy, Chief Building Official (805) 677-3963.

Contact the Building and Safety Division at (805) 654-7869

Yolanda Bundy, Chief Building Official,

Dan Chepley, Building Inspector Supervisor,



City Hall
501 Poli Street, Room 117
Ventura, CA 93001

 Counter Service Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed alternating Fridays (see City calendar for Friday closure dates)