Building Permits and Inspections

City of South Lake Tahoe Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.


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

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. 

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

Video Inspection Program

Building Official available by appointment only