Work Requiring a PermitThe Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and performing building inspections.
A permit is required for most construction and/or repair projects, including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work. Permits are necessary for, but not limited
To obtain a Building Permit, complete the Project Identification Worksheet and submit with corresponding plans or drawings in person or by mail to the Building Department, 336 Pacific Ave, Shafter, CA 93263.
- Residential Prescriptive Certificate of Compliance_Re-Roof
- Residential Roof Vent Requirements_Re-Roof
If the project requires Kern County Fire Department approval, please complete Application for Permit Request for Service.
The Building Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Obtaining a Permit
For additional information regarding the requirements for obtaining a permit, please visit the Home Additions page.
Inspections may be scheduled by calling 661-746-5002 or in person at the Building Department counter located at 336 Pacific Ave, Shafter. When scheduling please have the following information ready:
- Project Address or Location of Inspection
- Day/Date of Inspection
- Type of Inspection
- Permit Number
- AM inspections are between 8 am and 12 pm
- PM inspections are between 1 pm and 5 pm
- Although every effort is made to keep appointments as scheduled, inspections may be delayed or rescheduled without further notice
Commercial inspections are as follows:
Re-inspections and Corrections
If a correction notice is given by the inspector, a re-inspection is necessary. The applicant must call the office to reschedule an inspection once the corrections have been made. Fees may be collected for excessive re-inspections of the same scope.
Qualified Personnel It is recommended in most cases to use the services of a qualified professional. This may be required if minimum code requirements are not complied with. Licensed individuals must be bonded and provide their own
This could potentially be a burden for a homeowner not normally covered for these types of exposure. It is recommended you contact your insurance agent and review your coverage before taking on a project.