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Online Building Permits

Now you can apply for permits, pay fees online, research permit status, schedule inspections and submit plans electronically at any time and from anywhere by using the Accela Citizen Permit Portal.


NEW Electronic Plan Review Online Permit Portal Home Page

Navigating the Online Permit Portal is now easier to navigate!
Pay Fees, Schedule Inspections or login to begin a Permit
Application. Registration is required for new users:  


Building Permits and Resources Available Electronically


Electronic Building Plan Submittal and Review

To streamline services and reduce waste, the City's Building Division utilizes Electronic Plan Check (EPC) in lieu of traditional paper-based submittals. Please visit the Plan Check page for more information about the plan check process and submittal requirements.


Other Building Permit Types

The following permit types must be submitted in-person at the Permit Center:

  • Residential patio covers
  • Swimming pools and spas
    • Due to the processing time for pool submittals, there is a limit of (1) application per customer for same day permit issuance. Additional applications may be dropped off for review and processing.
  • Signs
  • Minor residential projects
  • Photovoltaic revisions


For permit types listed above and all other permit types, review our Building Applications and Handouts:

  1. Download permit applications, checklists, and information sheets,
  2. Complete and sign necessary documents, and
  3. Bring all documents to the Permit Center.

Permit Center Technicians will review documents and provide further assistance upon your visit to the Permit Center.


Please use the following links for additional information and resources about Planning and Engineering permits.

The Permit Center

During the current public health emergency presented by COVID-19, we encourage the use of online resources. Customers visiting our Permit Center are required to wear masks and follow instructions on posted signage for physical distancing.


Permit Center Online Resources

The following resources are available online 24-hours a day/7 days a week:




External Links

There are currently no external links.

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/9/2022