Building under ConstructionThe Vacaville Building Division issues permits, preforms inspections for new construction and alterations, and provides Public Certified Access Specialist Consultations and Inspections within the City of Vacaville Municipal Limits.  The Building Official  also investigates complaints related to the maintenance, including accessibility,  of all buildings in Vacaville once a completed complaint form provided to City Staff. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on business days.

Getting a permit can be easy!  You can apply for many permits online using our Online building permits - eTRAKiT system.  You can get many simple permits over the counter on Tuesdays during Over the Counter Permitting - TI Tuesday.  You can schedule and check on the status of inspections using our Building Division - Automated Phone System any time or by Calling 707-449-5152 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Below is additional useful information:

Building Fees

Building Forms

California Building Codes

Vacaville Construction Codes (Amendments to Title 24)

Stormwater Best Management Practice Handbook

Online Building Permits and Property Information

The Building Division investigates all Accessibility and Code Compliance allegations.

      code-compliance

All persons wanting to make a complaint about New Development or existing buildings within the City Limits need to complete and sign a Complaint Form. However, a Complaint form is not required regarding any concern about Accessibility for any portion of the built environment in Vacaville.    

new home, housing, code enforcement complaint

Please email, fax, mail or hand deliver the signed complaint form to the Building Division Community Development Department. Accessibility complaints may be made by phone, email, voice mail, or text.

Certified Access Specialist Program

The City offers the following services to all citizens within the City Limits:

  • Free consultations regarding Access laws and standards to local businesses and individuals.
  • Access inspections for all nonresidential alterations an improvements including Parking lot Striping inspections, exterior walking path inspections, Rough Access inspections for interior alterations, and a final Access inspection for Tenant Improvements and Alterations.
  • If a permit applicant passes all related Access inspections associated with a particular building permit, the work completed under that permit should provide the permit holder Qualified Defendant  Status in State Courts pursuant to Civil Code 55.54.
  • All allegations made by any person, abled bodied or not, are investigated and the results of the investigation are entered into the public record as a Code Enforcement Investigation. If violations of Access standards are found the City pursues access compliance.  

 Having a dispute with your neighbor?

While we do promote people being good neighbors, the City won't necessarily be able to resolve your dispute. 

The Neighbor Law website provides valuable information on resolving common disputes regarding fences, trees, property lines, and so forth.  We have a copy of their book available at our office for reference. 

Free or low cost mediation services and legal services may be available. Visit the Solano County library's Legal Assistance and Mediation Resources website.