Building Department
Frequently Asked Questions

When can I submit for a permit?

You can submit an application for a permit between 8 and 11:30 AM Monday through Thursday.
The City accepts payment in the form of cash or check.

When can I speak with an inspector?

The Building Inspector is available at the counter or by phone 8 to 10:30 AM Monday through Thursday.
Phone 440-5641 to speak with an inspector.

Who can do the work?

Yourself as owner/builder or a licensed contractor. As an owner/builder, please review these important documents:

DO I NEED A GRADING PERMIT?
DO I NEED AN ENGINEER TO DESIGN MY GRADING PLANS?
DO I NEED A TREE REMOVAL PERMIT?

Can I get a permit through the mail?

No. The building permit must be paid for and signed at the counter. The City accepts check or cash for payment.

What are your contact numbers?

For additional information contact the Building Department at (831) 440-5630, FAX at (831) 438-2793, or email svbuildingdepartment@scottsvalley.org.