Building and Permitting counter hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Fridays: 7:30am - 11:00am
The building department regulates the construction of all new, remodeled and existing residential, commercial and industrial buildings as mandated by the State of California and the City of Ridgecrest's building codes. These codes encompass building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, sewer work, state energy and state and federal handicapped access laws. The purpose of these codes is to provide the standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures within this jurisdiction.
The City contracts with the County of Kern for Building and Safety Inspections.
For inspection requests call (760) 499-5073
The City currently uses the 2016 California Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electric Codes. For information on what's required to obtain a permit click here
If further information is needed, please call us at the number listed above.
City of Ridgecrest Loads and Zones are as follows:
For information on contracting for all types of construction projects or to check the current status of a contractor's license, please visit www.cslb.ca.gov .
The 2016 California Building Codes, including the 2016 California Residential Code, fire sprinklers for new single family dwellings, and the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, become mandatory throughout the State of California on January 1, 2011.