Community Development Department
During the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the use of online services is preferred. When visiting the Permit Center for service, social distancing is required, which limits counter service capacity. For additional information and assistance, please Contact Us.
Online Services During COVID-19
- All Permit Center business activities are supported online. Customers are asked to access services through the Accela Citizens Portal, email, or by contacting City departments by telephone.
- Permit Center lobby occupancy and the number of service windows are reduced to facilitate required social distancing. The waiting area may extend to outside the building and longer wait times may be experienced.
- Online digital plan submission is preferred; however, in-person paper plans will be accepted. Paper plans will be subject to a 24-hour hold time prior to processing.
- Inspections: currently, for their safety, City of Stockton Building Inspectors have been instructed not to enter occupied buildings for interior inspections. However, virtual inspections may be an option for some projects. For most projects, if an inspector must enter a building, someone must be present at the jobsite.
Accela Citizen Permit Portal for Online Services
- Pay Permit Fees (Guide to Paying Fees)
- Check Permit Status
- Schedule an Inspection
- Apply for building and engineering permits (new feature, not all permits yet available)
Information to Download, Print, and Email
Municipal Utilities Department (MUD) Applications
Fire Prevention Permit Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Building Division FAQs
Planning & Engineering FAQs
General Online Application Submittal
Download, complete, sign, and return general applications to CDD@stocktonca.gov.
Building Applications Submitted Online
Download, complete, sign, and return building applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permit Center Technicians will review and reply to emails received. To reach the Permit Center by telephone, please call (209) 937-8561.
Temporary Outdoor Permits
The City of Stockton now offers no-cost Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits for restaurants that have space available to use public space and make use of City right-of-way. Requirements are listed in the permit application and in the Local Emergency Order documents:
For additional information about business support services, please contact the City of Stockton Economic Development Department.
There are currently no external links.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/19/2020