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Permit & Inspection Services

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Permit Services  Send an E-Mail to the Permit Department Staff
65 West Alisal St., Suite 101
Salinas, California 93901
(831) 758-7251  Call the Permit & Inspection Services Staff at 831 758 7251
(831) 758-7938  Send a fax to the Permit & Inspection Services Staff at 831 758 7938
(831) 775-4269  Send a fax to the Permit & Inspection Services Staff at 831 775 4269
(831) 758-7251 Inspection Line
General Email: 
Megan Hunter
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Community Development Department (CDD) administers the City's code enforcement program for substandard housing, zoning code violations, and dangerous building complaints. Permit Services, a Division of CDD, provides inspection services for new subdivisions and improvements on private property including conformance with the State's General Construction Permit requirements.  

The Permit Services division provides access to building records, reports for the sale of residential property, and issues building permits, grading permits, permits for street vendors, banners, and encroachments into the public right-of-way.

Informational Bulletins and Code Interpretations are designed to assist the public in understanding City Code requirements which are provided for various projects.

* Permits and Inspection Services are now available online.


Downloadable Documents

pdf document Permit Application

This form must be filed for most construction projects. View the Building Code Requirements and Exemptions section to determine if a permit is needed.

pdf document New Commercial Construction Checklist

A submittal checklist is required when starting new commercial construction.

pdf document Commercial Alteration Checklist

A submittal checklist is required when doing commercial alterations.

pdf document New Residential Construction Checklist

A submittal checklist is required when doing new residential construction.

pdf document Residential Alteration Checklist

A submittal checklist is required when doing residential alterations.

pdf document Procedures for Faxed Permit Applications

Describes procedures for enabling contractors to use faxed permit applications instead of mailing or hand-carrying them to the Permit Center.

pdf document Faxed Permit Authorization

This form authorizes the City to accept faxed permit applications from a contractor.

pdf document Research Request Form

Ask us to do a permit search of our records.

pdf document Demolition Permit Application

Use this form to request a permit for demolition.

pdf document Residential Building Records Application

A report of Residential Building Records is required by City ordinance to be delivered to the buyer prior to entering into an agreement of sale or exchange of any residential building in the City of Salinas. The application may be faxed with credit card information, mailed with a check, or payment may be processed in person.


Downloadable Handouts

The following handouts are available for download, as well as from the customer service desk of the Permit Center. Some of these handouts are intended to be tri-folded and will not read from left-to-right in their printed form. To view the desired effect, you will need to fold the documents appropriately.


Stormwater Best Management Practice 

The best management practices linked below provide useful Information on how you can protect water quality near your job site or home. This series of brochures can be printed to ensure city and state regulations are met. Additional information on  stormwater can be obtained here.

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