Building Department



         Michael Hooper

  Sr. Building Inspector

       Plans Examiner

Building Department Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 am to 5:00 pm


The Building Department is the primary source of  service and information to builders and the public regarding general  construction and the building codes.   This program serves engineers, architects, developers, contractors,  homeowners, and others involved in the design, construction, and/or maintenance  of private property in Jackson.  The  department provides technical assistance to homeowners and contractors,  processes applications, reviews permit applications, issues building permits, and  provides building records reports.  The  Building Department also administers those portions of the City’s code  enforcement/neighborhood enhancement program associated with the condition of  structures on private property, as well as weed, rubbish and vehicle abatement  and serves as the City’s floodplain administrator.

The Building Inspector is available to answer any questions at the Jackson City Hall, 33 Broadway, in person or by calling 209-223-1646, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

On Site Inspection Times are available Monday through Friday between 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  A 24 hr. notice is required.  Other arrangements may be scheduled by making a request at least one working day prior to requested time.

The following information describes the process to obtain a building permit for NEW CONSTRUCTION within the City of Jackson.


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Application Contents include;

  • Code Requirements  
  • Design Requirements 
    • Setback Minimums
  • Required Deposits  
  • General Site Plan
    • Floor Plan
    • Foundation Plan
    • Framing & Section Details
    • Plumbing
    • Mechanical
    • Elevations
    • Landscape Plan



City Meetings

City Council
2nd & 4th Mondays
at 7pm

Planning Commission
Every 3rd Monday
at 6:30pm



Site Plan Review Committee
Every Thursday
at 10 am
(but only as needed)

Design Review

1st & 3rd Tuesdays
at 3 pm
(but only as needed)

Accessibility Board
of Appeals

As Needed

Cemetery Committee
Every 2nd
Wednesday at 10 am