Building Code Information

Building Division office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, open primarily Tuesdays through Fridays, with limited service on Mondays.

The Building Division ensures that safety standards are met for building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and various state and municipal codes for new construction, remodeling, additions and demolitions. Building Division staff coordinates permit review with other departments and divisions, including the Fire Department, and issues certificates of occupancy. Building permits are issued every working day of each month during regular business hours. 

Inspections & Plan Checks

The City of Ceres contracts with Stanislaus County for all inspections and plan checks. All plan check submittals are submitted to and permits are issued from Ceres.

Building Codes

The City of Ceres uses the current versions of the Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Codes as adopted by the State of California.