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Building Department

Jeremy Strang - Division Manager

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

(530)749-5440  Fax: (530)749-5616



Camp Fire

On the morning of November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted in Butte County near the community of Pulga. High winds, low humidity, and extremely dry vegetation fueled the fire in a south westerly direction at a high rate of speed into the town of Paradise. At least 85 individuals lost their lives and more than 18,000 structures were destroyed. 13,972 of the total number of structures destroyed were dwellings. The Fire caused 53,000 individuals to be evacuated, many of which are now displaced and without homes. The devastating impacts will not fully be known for years.

The Community Development Director and Code Enforcement Manager have created a policy to temporarily modify the enforcement of camping regulations in the unincorporated area of the County for the purpose of housing survivors of the Camp Fire. This modification is necessary due to the devastating impacts of the Camp Fire and large number of individuals and families that are displaced. This policy will expire on October 31, 2019.


Click here to view a copy of the policy. Should you have any further questions regarding this please contact our office at (530) 749-5440

Our Design Criteria:


2016 California Building Code (based on 2015 International Building Code)

2016 California Residential Code (based on the 2015 International Residential Code)

2016 California Mechanical Code (based on 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code)

2016 California Plumbing Code (based on 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code)

2016 California Electrical Code (based on 2014 National Electrical Code)

2016 California Fire Code (based on 2015 International Fire Code)

2016 California Green Building Code     

2016 California Energy Efficiency Standards


Minimum Soil Bearing Capacity = 1500 psf

Minimum Roof Live load = 20 psf

Soil Site Class = D

Wind Exposure = B


Ground Snow


Wind Design




Subject To Damage From

Weather Design Temp

Ice Barrier Underlayment Required

Flood Hazards

Air Freezing Index

Mean Temp






Frost line






C / D0



Very High










How To Schedule An Inspection Using IVR:

Call the inspection request line at 530-749-5640 and follow the automated prompts:

Using your touchtone or cellular phone:
  • Enter the permit number, which can be found on the orange inspection card.  

  • Enter the 3 digit inspection code for the inspection desired. IVR Code List

  • Select the date you would like your inspection scheduled for from the given available date options.

  • After selecting the inspection date, your inspection will be scheduled and you will be given a confirmation number.  Please write down the confirmation number before completing your call.  


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.
  • The Building Department is committed to delivering value-added services and information while also making your interactions with Yuba County more efficient and convenient. Every Wednesday, through our ExpressTrak service, our department will review and issue certain Building Permits over-the-counter. Click the ExpressTrak link to see what projects qualify.


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.

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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