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Building Department
Michael Kinslow
Building Director

5100 Bullion St.
P.O. Box 1268
Mariposa, CA  95338

Ph: (209) 966-3934
Fx: (209) 742-5024

Monday - Friday
(except legal holidays)
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Building Department is responsible for enforcement of California State and Mariposa County laws concerning safety of structures.

Building permits are issued based on the current edition of the California Building Codes and local amendments; encompassing building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, state energy requirements, and state accessibility laws.  These codes are enforced to protect you and your property investment.  The permitting process ensures that your project proceeds according to safe building practices and can offer assurances that contractors are properly licensed to perform the work.

Among those permits issued by this department are residential and commercial  building construction (this includes but not limited to new construction, remodels, conversions, change of occupancy), manufactured home installation and grading. 

Mariposa County Building Department is responsible for Fire Code Official Construction Inspections throughout all of Mariposa County.


NOTE:  All parts of the 2016 triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code, Title 24 may now be viewed online.

See links on this page:  2016 California Building Codes

Please note that online access is provided courtesy of the three entities that publish the codes: The International Code Council (ICC), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the National Fire Protection Agency/BNi Books.  Consequently, the online versions vary slightly in format.


Passive Solar

For information regarding the benefits of passive solar design in new residential construction to assist homeowners with reducing energy usage and costs, please see the links below:

California Energy Commission

Building Standards Commission

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)


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PO Box 784 | 5100 Bullion St. | Mariposa, CA 95338