OFFICE CLOSED THROUGH MAY 3
To limit the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Petaluma has moved to an “essential services” operational model from March 17 to May 3. During that time, all City buildings will be closed to the public. All City Departments will be working at reduced staffing levels and will be providing ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLY, primarily through e-mail and phone.
WHAT WE DO
We oversee all local building to make sure buildings and structures are safe, accessible, energy efficient, and built according to all state and local building codes. We coordinate building projects with other city departments, oversee inspections, and issue all building permits.
The Building Division also investigates complaints about unpermitted construction and substandard housing through the Code Enforcement Officer and Field Inspectors.
Doug Hughes brings a lifetime of building experience to his role as Petaluma's Chief Building Official. He was raised in a construction family in Oklahoma and starting helping out with his father’s construction business as a teenager. His inspection career includes stints in Montana, Arizona, Nevada and California.
"Our goal is to ensure safety and compliance with state codes, while also being customer-friendly. From greeting you with a smile at the Counter to completing a thorough inspection, the Building Division staff is here to help you get through the permit process. Be sure to read our handouts and take advantage of our free tools to make your life easier."