Building and Safety

The Building and Safety Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the City of Sebastopol's construction codes relative to new and existing development, and alteration or repair to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and properties. The Department plans, coordinates, and manages all city activities related to building and construction inspections, including review of construction plans, drawings, specifications for compliance with state and local requirements. 

The Building and Safety Department also investigates complaints regarding possible Housing Code and Ordinance violations, gathers evidence with regard to said violations and issues correction notices. The Department is also responsible for consultation with architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners concerning building construction and land development. 


Frequently Asked Questions

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Building Official: Daryl A Phillips, CBO

7425 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-8597
Fax: 707-823-4703


Office Hours

  1. Open Monday - Thursday 7:00 - 5:30
Closed 12:00-12:30
Closed Fridays


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