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By law, building permits and inspections are required for new construction, additions, and remodeling work to confirm that all structures meet applicable City, State and Federal building code requirements.

The City of Chula Vista regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. As part of the permit process, plans are reviewed to ensure compliance with adopted codes. Building permits are issued for new construction as well as for additions to and remodeling of existing buildings and structures. Most repairs or alterations require a building permit.

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Building Codes

  • Chula Vista Building Standards Code (Title 15 of the Chula Vista Municipal Code (CVMC)).
  • 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations) and can be purchased directly from the International Code Council. For more information, please visit    

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