Building Services

Mission Statement

Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes, and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely, and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.

Apply for a residential solar or energy storage system permit
El Dorado County is preparing to launch an instant permit program for residential solar and battery storage systems. Powered by Symbium, at your convenience, the system will allow for the submittal, review, and issuance of residential solar and battery storage systems. Check back for our launch soon!

Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program

***Now Available**

The Pre Reviewed ADU Plans Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program is part of the County of El Dorado's effort to encourage and accommodate housing needs in the unincorporated communities of the County. The program serves as the foundation for the implementation of the County's housing strategy to develop, and offer free-of-charge, prototype plans for ADUs to reduce permit costs and encourage housing options affordable to lower-income households.

Public Announcements

Updated Fee Schedule

El Dorado County Executed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

New MOU's Defining Fire Protection District Responsibilities

Fire District's contact information(DOCX, 20KB)

Fire District Map(PDF, 122KB)

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)

Permit Processing

Trade Permits by Licensed Contractors are being accepted via email with payment via E-TRAKiT. All other applications and submittals are being processed in the Building Department office during our regular business hours. For permitting questions within the Tahoe Basin please call 530/621-5315.

What Are Mitigation Fees?

Boards, Commissions and Committees

Additional Information

Additional information about building and land use in the Tahoe Basin can be found at TRPA Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Survey: How are we doing? Send an easy-to-use Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire directly to the Ombudsman.

Damage Reporting for Fire Districts

District Fire Reports