Building & Code Enforcement

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The City of Seaside Building & Code enforcement department is responsible for the safety of buildings and public infrastructure in the City of Seaside. This is accomplished through the issuance and inspections of buildings & structures as well as through the enforcement of our City's Municipal Code. 

The Building & Code Enforcement Department is located within City Hall at the Permits & Inspections counter.

Building Safety through Permits & Inspections

Before starting any type of building project or major repairs, it is recommended that the owner contacts the Building Department to verify whether or not a permit is required for the scope of work that is being proposed. The mission of the Building Department is to enforce and maintain public safety, health, and welfare. Through the use of building permits, the Building Department can ensure that structures are built to safe building code standards.

To prepare your project for review, please check out the following resources prior to contacting the Building Department: 

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Do you need a Residential or Commercial Building Permit? 

Ready to Submit Your Application? 

(In order to be considered a complete submittal, please ensure all project details and descriptions as well as plans/submittals and attachments are listed and provided upon submission. You will be contacted by the City of Seaside once your permit is ready to be issued. 

Ready for your Inspection? Click here find out how to schedule your inspection

Need a Business License? Apply online here

How Much does a Permit Cost? Check out the Current Building Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)

  1. Hours 

    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Building Department Inspections

    Phone: 831-899-6723

     Code Enforcement 24hr Hot-Line

    Phone: 831-899-6729

  2. Romeo Herrera

    Chief Building Official

  3. Matt Tahja

    Building Inspector

  4. Alfred Soto

    Code Compliance Coordinator

  5. Roberto De Avila

    Code Compliance Specialist


Business Licenses


Construction and Development

Building Permits

Building Plans

Architectural Review Permits Requiring Design Review


Code Enforcement

A  Code Enforcement Officer is available to assist the public and enforce the Municipal Code regulations. 

Report a Concern
See Click Fix is used to report non-emergency issues to the City. Please enter your issue in the form here. Also check out the mobile app which will give you the ability to report a problem on the go. Get the mobile App here.

Report a Code Violation or Illegal Construction. Any illegal construction or Municipal Code violation may be reported to the Code Enforcement Department by filling out a code enforcement complaint form here.