How to Apply for a Building Permit

The Planning and Building Department is taking measures to aid in controlling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately, the Planning and Building Department will not provide in-person services across the counter at our Eureka office or the Redway satellite office (the Redway location is closed until further notice).

Electronic submission is the ideal method to apply for a building permit under the current situation. All questions/submissions should be sent to the Building Division email buildinginspections@co.humboldt.ca.us

Submit the following items:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Complete site plan
  • Construction plans – if your project is too large to submit via email you can start with just the application form and site plan. We will contact you about how to get the rest of the files to us.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you in 1-2 days with your application number, any questions we may have about the project and if any fees are required to get the process started.

Current payment methods accepted:

  • With a credit card over the phone (we accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). There is a 2.35% processing fee added to all card payments
  • Mail a check (or cashier’s check or money order) to: 3015 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Be sure to include an application number or APN so we can credit the payment to the correct project. Payments will be processed 1-2 days after they are received

If you do not have the ability to email in your application, you can alternatively submit via US mail.

Helpful Links:

Application Form

Site Plan Checklist

Construction Plan Checklist

 Ag Exempt Letter of Intent