Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for the building and safety standards for design, construction, use, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the City of Vallejo. We provide plan checking, permitting and inspection services for new construction, additions, renovations, alterations and remodels to assure all structures meet the minimum life safety standards of State and local codes adopted by the City of Vallejo.

Your development experience starts at our Economic Development Department located at 555 Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor, Vallejo, CA 94590. Staff will assist you with the processing of your development project and guide you through this somewhat complex process. After all of the reviews and approvals are completed, you will be ready to obtain your building permit. If you are going to do the improvements to your home yourself, you can obtain an “Owner Builder” permit after completing the owner builder verification form or if you are not going to do the work yourself, you can have your California Licensed Contractor obtain the permit and begin your development project.

Our goal in the City of Vallejo is to provide an effective and efficient service to our citizens, developers, contractors, architects and engineers and provide answers to frequently asked questions and general information about the development process. Information presented is intended to assist you in obtaining information about development standards and requirements for the City of Vallejo. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at (707) 648-4374 or you can email us at

Lonell Butler

Lonell Butler

Chief Building Official
555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Second Floor

Livian Ellis
(707) 648-4374

Administrative Analyst I
(707) 648-4374

Supervising Building Inspector
Steve Arnold
(707) 648-4381

Supervising Building Inspector
Sergio Caldera
(707) 648-4383

Building Inspector
(707) 648-4385

Building Inspector
Dale Kent
(707) 648-4424

Permit Coordinator
Erin Nickerson
(707) 648-4089

Permit Technician
Erica McCray
(707) 648-4369