Building Division

The Building Division, which includes new construction fire prevention functions, reviews all construction plans in a coordinated and efficient manner to ensure compliance with the Building and Fire Codes. The Building Division also inspects buildings during construction to ensure that they comply with these codes. In addition, Building inspection staff provides information to citizens regarding home improvement regulations. The Building Inspection Division provides "one-stop" permit processing services to the public.

Over-the-Counter Plan Check

The City of Watsonville provides an over-the-counter plan check service on Wednesdays between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. that allows issuance of same-day building permits for minor projects, such as residential additions that are less than 300 square feet and meet building code requirements.