Building Code Adoption

These Building Codes are effective as of January 1, 2014.

If you are an architect, engineer, designer, contractor, or other person that performs work within the State of California, please be advised that a new building code is in effect on January 1, 2014.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

The Historic Preservation Ordinance established regulations and procedures for the protection, enhancement and preservation of properties, structures, sites, artifacts and other cultural resources that represent significant and distinctive elements within the 1872 Historic Townsite. This includes the City’s cultural, educational, social, economic, political and architectural history.

Historic Building Demolition Ordinance

The provisions of the Historic Building Demolition Ordinance shall apply to all primary structures constructed on properties lying within City Limits prior to the year 1945. The Council found that the year 1945 represents a transitional time for the City of Grass Valley in its building design and architecture.  Following 1945, the City experienced more suburban style development which did always not contain or incorporate a historic design or architectural pattern found in the City’s older neighborhoods predating 1945. 

Living Green

Recycling Opportunities for Grass Valley Residents

Building Division Overview

The purpose of the Building Division is to enforce the minimum requirements of the California Building codes; to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment; and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Community Development Overview

Community Development Staff Directory >

The Community Development Department is comprised of 3 departments which are responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Grass Valley.

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