Division reviews and approves all
building plans, issues building,
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and
other permits, and inspects buildings
and projects under construction.
The Building Division
also inspects existing structures for
unsafe or dilapidated conditions and
begins the abatement process if necessary
under the authority of the Uniform Code
for the Abatement of Dangerous
Buildings. Code Enforcement is an
integral part of the Division,
responsible for safety, health, and
various state and city code compliance.
A Building Permit
is required anytime a building or
structure, or any electrical, plumbing,
or mechanical system is to be erected,
constructed, enlarged, altered,
repaired, moved, improved, removed,
converted or demolished. There are some
exceptions to this requirement and
you should contact the Building
Division to see if a permit is
required. To obtain a Building Permit Application,
please see below. The
owner, or owners contractor, or owners
agent (with signed letter from the
owner) may then pay the fees and sign
for the permit in person.
Work Exempt from Permits
Building Submittal Requirements
Building Permit Application
Re Roof Permit Application
Fence Variance Application
Residential Fence Heights
Sample Plot Plan
Contractors Business License App
Residential Fire Sprinkler Plan Review Submittal Checklist
Residential Fire Sprinkler FAQ
Fire Permit Application
Demo Permit Release Form
Renovation Permit Release Form
Building Permit Counter at the City Hall:
Please call the Building Division if you
are unsure if you need to submit plans
with your Permit Application.
Generally, plans are needed whenever new
construction is involved. Also,
plans are required for major remodels,
patio covers, carports, etc.
Plan Check Requirements:
For residential 3 complete
sets and commercial projects-5 complete sets of
Sets may include: site
plan, foundation plan, floor plans,
elevations, electrical, plumbing,
mechanical, roof framing, etc.
depending on scope of project.
See submittal details above:
Codes Enforced: 2016
California Building Code, 2016
California Mechanical Code, 2016
California Plumbing Code, 2016
California Electrical Code, 2016 NFPA
2016 California Code for
the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
California Code of
Regulations, Title 24 for Disabled
California Code of
Regulations, Title 24 Energy
Climate Exposure 13, Seismic
Zone 3 & 4
Minimum Basic Wind Speed
85 MPH, Wind Design Exposure C
required after obtaining a building,
electrical, plumbing, or mechanical
permit. When the permit is issued, you
will be informed of the required
inspections for your project. When the
work is ready for inspection, you must
call the 24 HOUR Inspection Request
Line (559) 891-2220.
Provide the following information:
Your request must
be on the answering machine before 3:30 PM for an inspection to be done on the following day.
Inspections are generally between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. If you need to speak to the inspector before
the inspection, feel free to call (559) 891-2208 between the hours of 8-9am or 4-5pm.
In order to perform the inspections in an efficient manner, please remember....
When the Inspector Arrives:
Have your permit and Job Card on the Jobsite.
Have the City approved plans on the Jobsite.
Have any previous "Outcome of Inspection" notices available.
Provide a ladder if the inspector needs to get on the roof or in the attic.
Selma Community Development
(559) 891-2208 / Fax: (559) 896-1068
Inspections 24 Hour Request Line
SKF Sewer District
Selma Unified School District
Fresno County Building/Planning
Fresno County Health Department
California Water Service
San Joaquin Valley Pollution Control
Comcast/Xfinity (Cable TV)
PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
Enforcement ensures that all codes
relating to the health and safety of the
public at large are enforced. It's
responsibility is to identify and inform
the residents of possible violations.
In addition to
health and safety, Code Enforcement
works with city staff and dedicated
volunteers to educate and assist the
general public of its responsibilities
pertaining to neighborhood deterioration
and blight, and when necessary, to
enforce the standards of the community.
What Codes Does the City Enforce?
Abandoned/Foreclosed Homes /
Building & Property Code Complaints /
Business Licenses and
Signage and banners
California smoking laws
Code Enforcement Phone Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Customers without appointments will not be served after 3 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please contact the assigned Inspector or Investigator.
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT STAFF
1710 TUCKER STREET, SELMA, CA 93662
TELEPHONE: (559) 891-2208
FAX: (559) 896-1068