Building permits and Inspections

The Building Permit and Inspection Division is established for the purpose of providing minimum standards to safeguard life, safety, property, and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, occupancy, use, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures constructed within the Town of Sunnyvale. 

division purpose 

The primary activities of the Building Inspection Division are:

  • Plan review
  • Permit issuance
  • Public consultation
  • On-site inspections to verify compliance with the adopted codes.

The Building Inspection Division also works closely with the Planning Division, Engineering Division, Public Works Department, and the Fire Marshal’s Office to enhance the Town’s overall ability to better serve the citizens of Sunnyvale.


Building & Business Related Fees

online permit and Inspections 

For Online permit submitting and inspection requests please use our Online Portal.

UPDATE: The cutoff time to request an inspection for the next business day is 3:00 pm - inspections are scheduled on business days between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please contact our office for same-day and emergency inspections. Please contact Melinda Diaz, Permit Technician, for information on the process at (972) 203-4188.


The Town of Sunnyvale has adopted building codes to ensure that buildings constructed in the Town are safe for use by our citizens. The adopted codes are the minimum regulations necessary to ensure that buildings are to an acceptable level of safety and durability.

      2021 International Building Code

2021 International Residential Code

2020 National Electric Code

2021 International Fire Code

2021 International Plumbing Code

2021 International Fuel Gas Code

2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code Code

2021 International Energy Conservation Code

2021 International Mechanical Code

2021 International Property Maintenance Code

2021 Existing Building Code