The Building Division is working remotely while City Hall is closed to visitors due to the Sonoma County Health Orders. Permit application processing, permit issuance and building inspections services are still available. If you would like to schedule an inspection please call 707-585-6719 or if you have an online account with the building division you can set up an inspection request by login in to the online services web portal. For anything else please email  building@rpcity.org for more support.

Additionally, all construction activities are subject to most current Sonoma County Health Officer Orders. At this time, all permittees will be required to develop and submit site specific safety measures that comply with the Social Distancing Protocol (Appendix A to Order No. C19-15 and other applicable guides). The most current information can always be found at SoCo Emergency Coronavirus – Health Orders & Guidance webpage. The City requires that the site specific safety measures include a requirement that workers wear face coverings at all times when on permitted construction sites.


The Building Division is charged with enforcement of Title 24: California Building Standards Codes which regulate the construction of all buildings and structures on private property, and all City owned buildings on city-owned property. The Building Division does not have jurisdictional authority for mobile home parks or public schools, which are regulated by the state of California. The Building Division also maintains publicly accessible permit records and copies of approved plans, as required by state law.

The Building Division is accepting electronic permit applications for projects. The Building Division will establish online accounts within our permit system for contractors and design professionals. Homeowners can work with staff to start the application process. Both parties can contact the Building Division by emailing Building@rpcity.org. If you would like to speak to someone directly, the City has a number of ways to work with you, including web and phone based conferences and scheduled appointments. Please call (707) 588-2240 to speak with one of our building staff or emailing Building@rpcity.org.

Building Inspections can be scheduled through the City's online inspection request portal.