Building Construction Overview

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Department of Environmental Services  

Interim Environmental Services Director:  Ron Fuchiwaki

Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6723


Building & Safety Division - Building Construction Overview 

Prior to the construction of a new building, remodeling or adding to any existing building in the City of Simi Valley, construction permits must be obtained. Most buildings and structures are required to be designed by an Architect or Engineer registered with the State of California. Prior to construction, Building & Safety Division Photo 5drawings must be submitted with supporting documentation, such as structural engineering design calculations, engineer reports, specifications and other information to be reviewed for compliance with applicable codes and design provisions. Once the submitted items are approved, permits can be issued to allow construction of the building or structure. All permits are valid for a specified amount of time. For most larger projects such as housing tracts and large commercial/industrial buildings a pre construction meeting is required. This meeting should include the project superintendent and any related subcontractors. The architect and the engineer of record should also attend in case any information arises about the plans or calculations.

If you are planning a home improvement project, and you have any questions about the plan reviewing or permitting process, please call the Building and Safety Division at (805) 583-6723.