CA Health & Safety Code Section 19826


No city or county, whether general law or chartered, shall issue a building permit which does not contain all applicable declarations required by Section 19825 properly executed by the owner, applicant, contractor, or agent of the owner, contractor, or applicant. The properly executed declarations shall be a condition for issuance of the building permit. A properly executed declaration may include a declaration signed and transmitted by facsimile or other electronic means. However, no city or county or its employees shall be responsible for determining the truth or accuracy of the declarations, and no monetary liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages against them, shall arise from their failure to verify the truth or accuracy of the declarations.


A city or county may require that within 15 days of issuance, the issuing agency of the city or county deliver copies of all building permits to the assessor of the county.


For purposes of this section, an “application for a building permit” shall be construed as a “transaction” and all declarations required shall be construed as “records” under Title 2.5 (commencing with Section 1633.1) of Part 2 of Division 3 of the Civil Code.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 19826’s source at ca​.gov