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Building Division

Hand HamerThe Building Division provides a number of important services for the citizens of Chula Vista. The Division is responsible for the following:

  • Confirming that all commercial, industrial and residential construction projects meet the minimum requirements of the State and locally mandated construction codes.
  • Responding to citizen complaints regarding violations of the property standards and requirements contained in the Municipal Code.


At the Development Services counter the Division provides information to the public and answer citizen inquiries regarding code requirements, permit applications, and plan review/ inspection processes. You may visit our counter Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or leave a message on the information line (619) 476-2332.

NEW! Energy Code Tool: Identify and generate all the Energy Code documents you will need for Project Submittal through final Inspection. For Residential additions and alterations only. Please note that Microsoft Excel and an unzip tool is needed to be able to access this tool. Download the Energy Code Tool here.

NEW! Attention: Building Code Changes will take effect on January 1,   


Beginning on January 1, 2014, the City of Chula Vista is required by State law to enforce the 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 3, 2013 are permitted to comply with the 2010 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. Click here for more information.


In addition to the California Building Standards Codes, the Department enforces the Chula Vista Building Standards Code contained in Title 15 of the Chula Vista Municipal Code (CVMC). Title 15 of the CVMC contains the administrative and enforcement provisions for the design and construction of buildings and structures within the City of Chula Vista.

To view Title 15, click here.

Our on-line Development Services Center is designed to help you find answers to frequently asked questions, download forms and handouts, review process guides and obtain fee information.

On-Line Permitting
Licensed contractors can apply for certain residential utility permits (registration required), review/requestCrane inspections (registration required).
Click here

You can schedule inspections, cancel inspections and obtain results of inspections, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) line at (619) 409-5434 and following the prompts. For a guide on how to use the IVR Click here.

Research Building Records
To research building records, Click here.

Report a Violation
You may report a violation by calling the Code Enforcement Hotline at (619)691-5280 or you may download the Code Enforcement Inquiry form, complete it and mail it to us.  Or, report online.



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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
San Diego Chapter of ICC
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