Skip to main content.

Back to Web Site

Weed, California
The Historic Lumber Town

Building Inspection
Building Inspection issues building permits for the construction of new buildings and for renovation or improvement of existing buildings, and subsequently inspects all construction related activities to assure code compliance. In addition, to representing the public's interest in assuring that new construction is safe, this department also provides consulting services to the owner-builder.

The upgrading or elimination of buildings that may be a hazard to public safety also comes under the provisions of this department.

The building inspector is charged with the enforcement of the latest adopted editions of the California Building Code, the California Electrical Code, the California Plumbing Code, the California Mechanical Code, the Uniform Housing Code, and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.

Paul Morton, Chief Building Official

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  24 hour notice required.  Inspections available on Monday-Friday.

Location:  550 Main Street, Weed, CA 96094

Mailing Address:  P.O.Box 470, Weed, CA 96094

Contact Numbers: 24-Hour Contact: 530-938-5025 T: 530-938-5020 F: 530-938-5096


Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

To install a solar PV electricity system on your home or business, you will need to work directly with a solar PV contractor.  They will handle all the permitting as well as the application process for incentives mandated by California State legislation, when available. 

The Solar PV Checklist will provide you with a list of forms and steps required for an application to the City for a construction building permit.  A building permit application will not be accepted until all checklist items have been received. 

Building Report -- Permits issued prior month

Building Report -- Permits issued year to date

Building Permits
A building Permit is required to construct, move, alter, repair, enlarge, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building, or structure within the City limits.  Some exceptions are:
  1. Retaining walls which are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall;
  2. Platforms, walks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any story below;
  3. One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.  (Building setbacks must be observed.)


Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones Map

Official Website of Weed, California. Copyright 2012 (Weed, California). All Rights Reserved.