Permit & Inspection Services
Building Code Compliance
The City's Zoning Code controls the location,
size, and height of structures such as buildings, garages, and fences. The Zoning Code is
intended to protect City residents, their homes,
and businesses from conflicting activities nearby. The Zoning Ordinance also controls what you can do in different parts of the city. For example, you cannot conduct a commercial business in a residential area, except under certain conditions.
Inspectors also enforce the Uniform Housing Code for substandard housing complaints and
the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings for substandard or dangerous commercial buildings. Inspectors also respond to routine complaints including work
Copies of the Zoning, Building, Housing, Dangerous Building, and Uniform Administrative Codes can be found at City Libraries or at the Permit Center located at 65 West Alisal Street, Salinas.
If you have questions regarding substandard housing, dangerous buildings, or building related complaints, please call the Code Enforcement Division at (831) 758-7157 or you may contact our Code Enforcement Specialists.