Based on the recommendations from State and local health officials, the City has made the following decisions regarding closures and cancellations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the situation evolves.
The Building Division of the Pacifica Planning and Economic Development Department reviews and issues permits for construction and demolition. To find out if you need a permit or for additional information, please call (650) 738-7344 or contact us via email at the Building Division.
As of January 1, 2020 the building code will be changing to the 2019 versions of the California codes, including but not limited to: Residential Code, Building Code, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes, as well as CalGreen. For more information, please contact the Building Department at 650-738-7344.
Building Permitting Tools
Construction Hours of Operation Municipal Code (choose Title 8, Chapter 1, Section 8-1.06)
Interested in building a second unit (Accessory Dwelling Unit)? Through a partnership with 21 Elements and Home for All, a second unit resource center has been created with a very helpful step-by-step workbook for homeowners. These workbook takes homeowners from vision to permitting to what to know when becoming a landlord for the first time.
Water Efficient Landscaping
PG&E Rebate and Energy Saving Programs
USEPA Water Sense
Construction Stormwater BMP's
San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program Website
Flood Insurance Maps/Information
Green Building in Pacifica
Seismic Retrofit Standard (Plan Set A) *
* Note: Plan Set A can be used by homeowners in obtaining quotes for retrofitting, by contractors when obtaining building permits, and by cities and counties as a basis for a minimum prescriptive retrofit standard. This standard applies to wood-framed residential structures not more than two stories in height and containing not more than two dwelling units, on relatively flat sites, and with cripple walls 4 feet in height or less.