The City of Novato's Building Division is part of the Community Development Department and is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing building permits and doing field inspections.
Building Division Mission:
The Building Division is dedicated to providing the highest level of inspection services and plan review to every architect, engineer, developer, contractor, business and property owner that resides or works within our community. Fairness, equality and the highest standard of professional ethics are our goals in providing our services while enforcing state construction laws and local ordinances that protect our residents. The Building Division works closely with the Planning Division, Code Enforcement Division, Public Works Department, and the Novato Fire Protection District to help maintain a safe and livable community.
Building Division Contact Information:
Phone: 415-899-8989 Fax: 415-899-8216
Location: 922 Machin Avenue
Inspection Hot Line: 415-899-8240 - call prior to 6 AM each weekday to schedule a same day inspection. You can also schedule inspections up to five days in advance. This is an automated system, please do not call from a cell phone to ensure all of your information is recorded. Inspections are available Monday - Thursday.
How to get an inspection - Inspections are available Monday - Thursday only.
The Community Development Department, Building Division hours are:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday-Friday*
Closed from 1-2 PM for lunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday*
* Over-the-counter permits are issued during One Stop Shop: 9 am - 11 am, Monday - Thursday.
In the event of a public works emergency (flooding, downed trees, etc.), please call the Novato Police Department anytime at 897-4361.
Building Division Staff
Chief Building Official
Senior Building Inspector: Robert Cubley 415-899-8930 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Inspector II: Lorenzo Aguilar 415-899-8982 Email: email@example.com
Building Inspector II: Ezra Morrison 415-899-8937 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org