Building & Safety
Building and Safety Division
The Building and Safety division oversees all phases of new building construction, perform a variety of inspections and provide neighborhood preservation. 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 9:00am on day of scheduled inspection)
Questions about City code enforcement/violations................(805) 658-4711
Building & Safety provides:
- Building permit plan check
- Permits issuance
- Building and Safety for new buildings, additions, tenant improvements, etc.
- Neighborhood Preservation to support the enforcement of policies and programs within the Public Works, Community Development, Fire and Finance and Technology Departments.
- Floodplain Management for new development
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: http://shop.iccsafe.org/codes/2012-international-codes/2012-imcr-code-an...
To view the California Building codes online (free), see http://www.bsc.ca.gov/codes.aspx
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 page or call (805) 677-3941.
Contractor Self-Inspection (CSI) Water Heater Permits
We are now offering water heater permits to State Licensed Plumbing Contractors that prefer to self-inspect and certify tank style water heater replacements. Contractor Self-Inspection Permits are available via fax (805-652-0694) or email (email@example.com).
CSI permits cost much less than standard water heater permits due to the reduced city staff time involved in inspection of the water heater replacement. The CSI Water Heater Permit program is inexpensive, easy to obtain and a quick way to ensure a safely installed water heater.
Call (805) 654-7869 if you have questions about CSI or FAX permits.
We are now accepting Fax Permits for: (Single Family Residences, Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex, Condominium and Townhomes only)
- Water Heater (with tank) Replacement
- Forced Air Unit or Wall Heater Replacement
- Retrofit Window Replacement
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Neighborhood Preservation at (805) 658-4711
Teresa Purrington, Interim Neighborhood Preservation Supervisor, email@example.com
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)