Planning & Building

This facility is not currently in complete compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as ADA. Humboldt County is committed to serving all residents regardless of ability. If you would like assistance to enter or use this facility or require alternative assistance during business hours, please make your request, by calling 707-445-7245, or via email (


The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is responsible for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. The department achieves this through building permit review and inspections consistent with California model codes as well as planning and development review and approval consistent with the county's General Plan.  The department also provides administrative and development assistance services. 


The Planning and Building Department consists of the following services:

Cannabis Permit Application Processing

Please see this June 26, 2018 Cannabis Cultivation update letter  from Director Ford. 

The CalCannabis Comparable Organic Working Group Meeting is Scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Please follow the link for more information.

Important Inspection Notice:

Due to limited staff availability, inspection days in outlying areas of Humboldt County have been reduced.  In the interim, please refer to this schedule to determine the weekdays your inspections can be scheduled. Please contact the Building Inspection Division at 707-445-7245 for more information.