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Building Division
John James
Building Official

Dave Chapman
Sr. Building Inspector

1052 Tata Lane
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

Ph: (530) 542-6010
Inspection Line:
(530) 542-6017
Fx: (530) 541-7524

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Building Inspectors Counter Assistance
8:00 am - 9:00 am
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building Official available by appointment only

The Building Division issues building permits and performs inspections for compliance with California Building Code, TRPA regulations and City of South Lake Tahoe Ordinances for all construction. The Division enforces driveway encroachments,  complaints and ADA issues.  The Division also 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.

Building Permit inspections can now be requested via email at