Building Services and Reports

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Building Process

The City of Fresno’s straightforward approach identifies projects based on their complexity. There are four project levels, each with an optimized process. The more simple a project, the quicker the review—some even approved over the counter. For more complex projects, the developer can meet with the Development Review Committee (DRC) comprised of all of the reviewing departments, to collaboratively discuss the application and receive concise and thorough feedback.

The City of Fresno has established accountability, clear protocols, and authority for decision-making that align with the General Plan, Development Code, and pre-zoning. Improved technology, customer service, and continuous improvement through training and staff development will help us keep the commitment to our standards, to honor developers’ time and budgets, and to work together to “get to yes.”

Construction Inspection Services

Inspection Services provide field inspections during construction process for compliance after the necessary permits have been issued by the Permit Center staff. Field inspectors are assigned an area of the City and perform daily inspections in that area. The City utilizes an automated voice response system called “Voice Permits” to avoid long hold times when calling to schedule and check the status of inspections

Building Activity Reports