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Building Division Overview 

The purpose of the City of Grass Valley Building Division is to enforce the minimum requirements of the California Building codes to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, mens of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.


To this end the City Building Division processes all building permit applications, which includes plancheck when required, and insures building permit submittals meet City/State Building code requirements as well as other City Department policies and plan submittal. The Division also responds to public inquiries, assists with the review of housing rehabilitation projects associated with City loan/grant programs, and provides staff assistance to the City Appeals Board, Planning Commission, City Council and City Manager. The City Building Division is a part of the Community Development Department and is supervised by the Community Development Director.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
THE NEW 2010 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODES!
 


If you are an architect, engineer, designer, contractor,                      
or other person that performs work within the State of
California, please be advised that a new building code
is in effect on January 1, 2011. The new building
code is based on the
2010 International Building Code
(IBC) and it is significantly different than the
2007
International Building Code
(IBC).


ALL PLAN REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2010 WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW CODES! 



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