Building Permits and Inspections

The Development Services Department will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, in observance of Thanksgiving.


Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 

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

Closed on Tuesdays

Apply for a Building Permit or Plan Review

Upcoming 2023 Code Cycle:

  • Deadline for submitting Electronic Building Permit Applications and Plan Review Submittals under the 2019 Code will be 12/31/2022. Applications/submittals must be 100% complete; incomplete submittals will be rejected. We encourage early submittal to ensure review for completeness can be conducted prior to deadline.

Request An Extension

Schedule an Inspection


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.

Looking for plans? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Video Inspection Program

Building Official available by appointment only