Building Division

(!) Important message about Building Division Operations:

Please be aware that in an effort to limit potential exposure and community spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the City of Larkspur has been advised by the Marin County Health to close all city facilities to the public, effective March 16, 2020, until further notice.

When contacting the Building Department, please be aware that these unprecedented times have caused our Building Department to shift from an in-person submittal, to a newly established submittal process by email and mail. 

Note: The Planning and Building Department is closed on Fridays due to furloughs resulting from budgetary impacts of Covid-19.

Contact Building Staff at (415) -927-5038 or

General email

All general questions related to the Building Department can be emailed to:


Monday through Thursday 7 am to noon. No Friday inspections. 

Permit Process

Resale Inspection Reports

Fair Housing

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Junior ADUs (JADU)


The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the building, housing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes of the City and:

  • Review all construction plans for compliance with State and Larkspur building codes including structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy efficiency, and flood zone compliance.
  • Issue building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits.
  • Perform inspection and conduct code enforcement to ensure that residential, commercial, and industrial construction are in compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Conduct resale inspections and issue resale reports in conjunction with Central Marin Fire Department to identify code violations and address minimum life-safety matters prior to the sale or residential property.

Applicable Construction Codes

All private construction and construction and construction related activities shall be in conformance with the 2019 California Building, Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, and Fire codes.

Building Inspector Office Hours are temporarily cancelled

Inspections can be scheduled by calling (415) 927-5033 or email

Certified Access Specialist

The City of Larkspur utilizes a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) for disability access and American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) code inquiries. Please contact Daryl Phillips at Phillips Seabrook Associates at (707) 544-9500, for more information.