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Building Department

915 8th Street, Suite 123, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5440  Fax: (530)749-5616



Mission Statement:


The mission of this Building Department is to safeguard life, limb, health, property and public welfare while providing the highest level of customer service attainable.  We work diligently on our mission providing comprehensive plan review and field inspection for all residential, commercial and industrial construction within the County of Yuba.


Services Provided to the Public:

The Building Department implements policy and procedure for the construction process by use of Yuba County Board of Supervisors adopted ordinances, California Code of Regulations Title 24, Local, State, Federal Departments, Districts and Agencies.  In an ongoing effort to provide and maintain the highest level of customer service possible the following are examples outlining some of the many services provided in the achievement of our goal:


  • Thorough evaluation of plan submittal documents to assure all necessary information has been included.
  • Rapid plan disbursement to appropriate Departments, Divisions, Districts and Agencies for review.
  • Timely Building Department plan reviews are performed by our International Code Council (ICC) certified plan review staff.
  • Comprehensive field inspections are performed by our International Code Council (ICC) certified inspection staff.
  • Provide general information regarding building codes, construction methods and materials used within the building environment.


On-Line Services:


The Online Permit Center allows Licensed Contractors and Home Owners to schedule inspections,  Applicants can follow the status of their permit application and the Public can review permits, projects and property information or look up contractor information.... all online!


You may request a fee estimate for a proposed residential or commercial project.  Select the type of Residential or Commercial fee request form, fill in the necessary information and email your request to Please allow 5 business days to process your request.  Building Staff will contact you when the estimate has been completed.


Cascade Fire:


Of much importance to all, the Yuba County Board of Supervisors took action to authorize the Director of Community Development and Services Agency to defer, modify and even waive fees associated with rebuilding within the boundaries of the Cascade Fire. The pre-building permit application will assist property owners in pre-planning and making decisions as permit costs associated with rebuilding may have an impact on the overall construction costs. In order for CDSA to determine the cost to rebuild, the pre-building permit application should be submitted either with your plans, or prior to having the plans created. You are welcome to submit multiple times to better weigh your wants versus needs. We will compare your submittal against our records to give you the best information available for you to make the most informed decision. 

One of our duties in the Building Department is to ensure that plans submitted for rebuilding conform to the requirements set forth in the 2016 California Building Codes as well as other regulatory requirements.  Our goal is to assist you through that process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Subdivision Developers within the County of Yuba have offered the use of their house plans to any Cascade Fire victim whose home was destroyed. Although these plans are already approved for use within the valley areas of the County there are special construction requirements within the Foothills. All structures lost in the Cascade Fire area are located within State designated fire protection zones and must have certain elements built into the house in order to meet the State Fire Marshal and State building code requirements. The Building Dept will provide guidance to achieve these requirements. To view the floor plans and building elevations drawn by Habitat for Humanity and Hilber's New Home Communities, select a link provided in the left hand column.  

Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter is working with area partners to raise funds for home repairs and home builds for Cascade Fire Victims. If you have been effected by this area wildfire please contact our organization at If you are contractor and would like to partner to better those in need please contact us at 530-742-2727 Ext. 213 for families and Ext. 207 for contractors




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