Building Permits


The Building Department strives to provide fair and efficient customer service as it relates to plan review, permitting, inspections and enforcement of building codes and procedures.   The primary objective of the Building Department is to  enforce the intent of legally established building codes and regulations without unnecessary impact on owners, builders, and designers and at the same time, protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.

The City of Rio Dell requires that you obtain a building permit if you erect, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, convert, or demolish a building or structure.  This includes not only building construction or remodeling, but also plumbing, mechanical or electrical modifications.  All proposed construction must be in compliance with the current zoning regulations and construction codes.  Chapter 15.05, “Construction Codes,” Sections 15.05.020 and 15.05.050 of the Rio Dell Municipal Code (RDMC) was amended to incorporate the 2016 California Building Codes which became effective on January 1, 2017.  The current adopted codes in use by the City of Rio Dell are as follows:

  • 2016 California Building Code Volumes 1 & 2
  • 2016 California Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code
  • 2016 Energy Code
  • 2016 Green Building Standards Code
  • 2016 Fire Code
  • 2016 California Historical Building Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

Obtaining a Building Permit

To obtain a building permit, you must first submit a Building Permit Application to the City of Rio Dell Building Department.  Permits are issued between the hours of  8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Building Permit Forms

Contact Information

Please call City Hall for more information (707)764-3532