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Building Department

The City of Jackson Building Department hours are as follows:
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The inspector, Jeff Taylor, is available for questions and answers daily at City Hall:
33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642
Please Call (209) 273-7990, (209) 223-1646 (OR) email:

Inspections are available Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If needed, other arrangements may be made with a minimum of one working day prior to requested appointment.

Inspections can be scheduled through the building portal by clicking the link below:

Building Permit Portal

Use the building portal link to submit new building and encroachment applications and access existing applications.

Access to existing applications will allow applicants to check:

  1. Permit status
  2. Check and pay permit fees ONLINE
  3. Upload additional documents
  4. See plan review status and approvals
  5. Download Approved plans.
  6. Message city staff about permit
  7. Request inspections

The Building Department is the primary source of service and information to builders and the public regarding general construction and the building codes. This program serves engineers, architects, developers, contractors, homeowners, and others involved in the design, construction, and/or maintenance of private property in Jackson. The department provides technical assistance to homeowners and contractors, reviews and processes applications, issues building permits, and provides building records reports. The Building Department is also responsible for administering the portions of the city’s code enforcement/neighborhood enhancement programs associated with the condition of structures on private property, weeds, and rubbish abatement.

For permit applications and information regarding construction projects within the City of Jackson please see the FORMS below.

Building Department Forms

Building Department Policies
Building Department Code Information Flyers
Building Department Procedures
Fee Documentation