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Building and Fire Division Documents
Here you will find frequently used documents for the Building and Fire Divisions; including submittal requirements, checklists and other valuable information for obtaining building permits.
2015 Yearly Report
2016 California Building Code Design Criteria
2016 Yearly Report
Diagram showing requirements for accessible parking.
Accessory Structures-attached & detached
This handout summarizes the requirements for a complete plan review submittal for detached and attached structures.
Bathroom Remodel - Residential
Important requirements for residential bathroom remodel projects.
CALGreen Residential Mandatory Measures
Certificate of Location
Location certificate required at foundation inspection.
Commercial Tenant Improvement Checklist
Conventional Framing & Bracing
Information on light wood-frame conventional construction. Braced panel & nailing schedules
Demolition & Disconnection of Utilities
Information on obtaining Demolition permit and disconnection of utilities. Contact information for Yolo Solano Air Quality and Recycling & Parks Divisions.
Electric Vehicle Charging System
Information on obtaining a permit for electric vehicle charging systems.
Electric Vehicle Charging System Ordinance
City of West Sacramento Ordinance 17-16 regarding the expedition of vehicle charging system permits.
Requirements for exiting a building.
Exempted Work-Work That Does Not Require a Building Permit
Here is a list of different types of jobs that do not require a Building Permit
Fire Damage Repair
Information on obtaining a permit for repairs of fire damaged buildings.
Plan submittal checklist for converting a residential garage to habitable living space.
Gas Piping Sizing
Information on determining the correct sizing for natural gas piping. Installation and inspection requirements. Includes a sample sizing chart
HVAC Split System Attic Installation (Residential)
An installation checklist for attic installed split system HVAC units. Information on attic access, required platforms, venting clearances, etc.
Information and requirements for construction inspections.
Checklist and information on plan submittal for kitchen remodels.
Manufactured Home Inspection
Information on required inspections when installing a manufactured home.
New Commercial Buldings & Additions
Plan submittal checklist and information for new commercial and industrial buildings and new commercial additions.
New Multi-Family Buildings
Plan submittal checklist for new multi-family residential and mixed-use buildings.
New Single Family Dwelling
Plan submittal checklist and requirements for new single-family reidential dwelling unit.
PASS Project Submittal Checklist
Patio Covers-Residential Attached
Illustration examples and information on developing drawings for attached patio covers.
Plan submittal requirements for photovoltaic systems.
Plot Plan Example
Example of a site plan or plot plan required for permit application.
Re-roof Procedure and Inspection Requirements
Requirements and procedures for re-roof inspections.
Residential Addition Checklist
Checklist for residential addition plan submittal.
Residential Care Facility Guidelines
Residential Re-Roof Energy Compliance Form
This form is required to be completed whenever a residential roof is installed.
Residential Window Change Out - Like for Like
Information on obtaining a permit for residential window replacement when the size of the opening is not being changed.
Plan submittal checklist for changing the pitch of an existing residential roof.
SB 407 - Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
Information on Senate Bill 407 which requires water-conserving plumbing fixtures. Self-certification form included.
Plan submittal requirements for signage.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms including location requirements.
Plan submittal requirements for storage racking.
Swimming Pools & Spas
Plan submittal requirements and information on inspections & safety features.
Swimming Pools & Spas - Energy Compliance Form
Energy compliance form for residential swimming pools. CF2R-PLB-03-E
Water Heater Installation - Residential
Requirements for installation of a Residential water heater
2016 Ordinance 16-5
2016 Fire Ordinance and adoption of 2016 California Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Residential, Energy, Green Building and International Property Codes and ammendments.
Above Ground Tanks
Submittal requirements for obtaining a building permit for an AST (Above Ground Storage Tank)
Information on requirements of premises identification-address numbers-on Residential and Commercial buildings within the city.
Breathing Air Pipe System
Standards for highrise piped air breathing systems. Information and requirements.
Fire Code Requirements for Single-Family Dwellings
Fire Damage Repair
Application and information on obtaining a permit to repair damage caused by fire.
Fire Flow Requirements
Information on required water flow for fire protection-Commercial and Residential.
Fire Sprinkler Standard
Fire sprinkler system design criteria and requirements.
Information on Fire Department access gates and barriers.
High-Piled Combustible Storage
Plan submittal checklist for high-piled combustible storage racking.
Standards for life and fire safety in high rise (75 feet & higher) buildings within the city.
Large Family Day Care Homes
Information and requirements for homes being used as a care facility.
Radio Building Standard
Requirements for radio communication systems within buildings.
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