Building Permits and Inspections

Development Services counter service is now open to the public during the following business hours: 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 

8:00 am - 3:30 pm (closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch)

Closed on Tuesdays


Commercial and residential development project permit applications and inspection requests can be submitted online and all staff members are available by phone or email.


The Building Division issues Building Permits, performs inspections to ensure compliance of California Building Code, TRPA regulations, and City of South Lake Tahoe Ordinances for all construction, enforces driveway encroachments, ADA issues, and investigates all South Lake Tahoe building and substandard housing complaints.

Be familiar with temporary construction site Best Management Practices (BMPs) before construction season! Visit the City Of South Lake Tahoe Stormwater Program webpage for more information about temporary construction site BMPs.

Schedule your Building Permit Inspection here, or by calling (530) 542-6017. 

Building Plan Reviews can now be submitted online!

Building Plan Reviews Submitted

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Video Inspection Program

Building Official available by appointment only