Community Development

Building DivisionPicture of Framed House

The Building Division reviews all new construction and improvements to existing structures in the city of Fairfield.  Improvements are checked for safety and building code compliance.

We are pleased to offer our citizens and California contractors access to online services via our eTRAKiT system, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Applying for Basic Residential Building Permits
  • Scheduling Building Inspections
  • Paying Building Permit Fees
  • Searching Property Information
  • Searching Licensed Contractor Information

For more information, please visit the Online Permitting Services section.

Contact Information:

Residents, businesses, and contractors may also apply and pay for permits at the public service counter at City Hall.

1000 Webster Street, 2nd Floor
Fairfield, California 94533
707.428.7451 telephone
707.428.7324 fax
707.428.7570 inspection line

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, (Closed the 1st & 3rd Fridays)
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Inspection Hours:

Monday - Friday, (Closed the 1st & 3rd Fridays)
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1 - 3 p.m.


Limited Friday (1st and 3rd) inspections will only be available if they are scheduled in person at the Building Division business counter by noon on the preceding Thursday. Friday inspections will be scheduled on a first come/first served basis, will not be made for a specific time (AM or PM), and will cost an additional $60 per occurrence, payable at the time of scheduling. Subdivision developers will be charged a minimum of $240 for 4 hours inspection time and $90 per hour thereafter.