Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for a wide range of functions related to community change, enhancement and preservation. The Building Division reviews all development applications to ensure consistency with community standards and protection of public safety and health; and ensures that projects are designed and constructed to meet community needs and are in conformance with all applicable codes.

The Building Division strives to provide vision and leadership within the context of innovative, high quality, equitable and efficient services which encompass and reflect community values. 

City offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No inspections will be performed on that day. The offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Building Inspections: Beginning January 3, 2018, Building Inspection requests must be submitted by 3:00 PM the business day prior to your inspection. Now two ways to schedule a Building Inspection: Email:  Building@benicia.org OR Call 707-746-4235

Faxed Building Permits: Please allow 24 hours for permit issuance. Thank you!

Building Permit: Permit Application 

View Building Inspection Schedule: Daily Inspections

You may make an Appointment for:

  • First time plan submittals
  • Response to comments submittals with or without slip sheeting
  • After counter hours building permits for plans that do not require plan check

Building Division Staff

Rachel O'Shea - 707-746-4233  
(Chief Building Official)

John Silva - 707-746-4329   
(Building Inspector)

Dorothy Dickson-Dodds - 707-746-4351
(Administrative Secretary)