Bob Decker, Building Official
Phone Number: (714) 229-6730
Building Division Counter Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The City has adopted the following codes:
2010 California Building Code
2010 California Electrical Code
2010 California Mechanical Code
2010 California Plumbing Code
What Projects Require a Building Permit?
Building permits are required for the construction, alteration, repair, conversion, enlargement, or change in occupancy of a building or structure. Permits are also required for the installation, repair, or upgrade to electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems. Examples of projects which require a building permit include but are not limited to:
1. Construction of new buildings or structures
2. Kitchen remodels
4. Installation of heating and/or air conditioning units, water heaters, or other fixed appliances
5. Patio covers and room additions
6. Installation of Solar Panels
7. Window Change-outs
If you have questions regarding whether your project may require a building permit, please call the Cypress Building Division at (714) 229-6730.
Building inspections are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Generally, two day's notice is required to schedule an inspection. However, if you call early on the day prior to the inspection, it may be possible to schedule an inspection for the next day if space is available. You may request morning or afternoon appointments and we will attempt to accommodate your request. Depending on the type of inspection, it may be necessary for someone to be present at the time of the inspection.
Building Department Handouts and Links:
California State Contractors Licensing Board
Construction & Demolition Debris Materials Questionnaire (Green Halo)
Green Building Ideas
Residential Green Building Suggestions