Department Responsibilities

The role of the Building Department is to enforce the provisions of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations generally referred to as the California Building Code and the Atherton Municipal Code.

The intent and purpose of the Building Code is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health, and general welfare, through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation, green building, construction standards, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

The Building Department shall receive applications, review construction documents, and issue permits for the erection and alteration, demolition and moving of buildings and structures, inspect the premises for which such permits have been issued, and enforce compliance with the provisions of the Building Code and regulations adopted by the Town of Atherton.