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455 South Fifth Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone: (209) 845-3625
Fax: (209) 848-4344
Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Friday


What Does The Building Division Do? 


The Building Division insures the safety and health of the public by enforcement of the Uniform Building Codes, State Construction/Accessibility Codes, and local ordinances relating to the construction of buildings and structures.  The Building Division exists for one purpose - to serve the public by assuring that the community's safety and general welfare anticipated by the City's various adopted construction codes and policies is achieved.


The Building Official, serves as Division Head over the building inspectors. He works in conjunction with the Senior Building Inspector, and building inspectors in the field to enforce the various federal, state and local codes regulating the construction, use, or occupancy of buildings and structures. 


The Building Official's primary responsibility is to assure that the safety and health of the public is maintained through achieving compliance with these requirements established by law.  Even before actual construction begins, the Building Official, or his/her designee, reviews all proposed construction plans and architectural drawings for compliance with construction codes. 


Once a permit to build is issued to the builder/contractor, the Building Official is then responsible to oversee periodic inspection of the construction activity itself to ensure that the approved plans are being followed.  Most of these inspection activities take place on the job site and are carried out by the Building Inspector.  Field inspections are performed on buildings, swimming pools, accessory structures, building demolitions, remodels, additions and other construction activities that require a building permit.


The Building Official is also responsible for maintaining all official records related to construction activities including monitoring approved plans, permits issued, and field inspection records.  He oversees the collection of most of the development related building impact and capital facility fees that are paid by the builders or permit applicants at the time of building permit issuance.


Building Safety Division

Building Permits


The Building Permit Application is the City of Oakdale's application document for all Building Division application submittals. However, this application may not be the only application or the first application required for your specific project proposal.


We strongly suggest you contact the City of Oakdale Building Division Office prior to application submittal to ensure proper application processes. We can be reached at (209) 845-3625, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. You may view and print the document by clicking on the link provided below.


Building Permit Application
Swimming Pool Erosion / Sediment Control Plan Worksheet
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Affidavit
Out of Town Contractor Business License Application
Building permit fees are determined by the Chief Building Official. Fees are project-specific. Total cost of a building permit is based on the details provided in the construction plans submitted with the application. There is no flat fee for building permits. Average processing time for a Building Permit Application is two to four weeks. This time may be extended, depending on time required for the applicant to complete the required corrections.
Capital Facility Fee Schedule (As of 1/19/16)
AB 1600 Reporting
Disability Access Requirements and Resources
Notice to Applicants of Business License and Commercial Building Permits (PDF)



Building Permit Fee Schedule

Schedule an Inspection


The City of Oakdale Building Division does not currently have an online Inspection Request Form. All requests for building inspections must be submitted by telephone through the Public Services office. Same-day inspection requests are not accepted. Inspections are Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  Please contact us at (209) 845-3625, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday to schedule inspections.  When you call, please have the following information ready:


Address of inspection

Type of inspection

Contact phone number

Permit Number


Building and Safety Codes

The State of California maintains a website which contains information regarding the State Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Safety Codes. You may view this site and all of the information regarding the above Codes by clicking on the link provided below. 


State of California Building Standards Commission @

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