Building Permits & Inspections

New Notice

New roofing permit required January 1, 2020.

About the Building Inspection Division

The Building Inspection Division is established for the purpose of providing minimum standards to safeguard life, health, safety, property, and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, occupancy, use, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures constructed within the City of Lancaster.

Division Activities

The primary activities of the Building Inspection Division are:

  • On-site Inspections to verify compliance with the International Codes
  • Permit issuance
  • Plan review
  • Public consultation

Other Activities

 The Building Inspection Division also works closely with the Planning Division, Engineering Division, Public Works Department, and the Fire Marshal's Office to enhance the city's overall ability to better serve the citizens of Lancaster. 

2023 National Electrical Code Adopted

The City of Lancaster has adopted the 2023 National Electrical Code effective September 1, 2023.