The Building Department oversees activities related to the construction, improvement, remodeling, and demolition of buildings and structures within the City of Colfax. Our role is to ensure all projects follow the proper safety guidelines and adhere to current building codes and regulations.

By enforcing applicable building, accessibility, energy, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical codes and laws adopted by the City and State, we are supporting a safe and livable community for our residents and business owners. We encourage the City we serve to feel welcome and reach out with questions as we are happy to help, guide, and assist.

Call City Hall at 530-346-2313 with any questions.

Building paperwork and permits should be emailed to: or

Building Permit Application

Business License Application

Sewer Lateral Permit Application (more information available on Community Services Department page.)

Parcel information is available through the County:
Parcel Query Map

The Building Inspector assists the Community Services Director with code enforcement issues.

Complaint Form – Contact the building official to report a problem with property nuisance or code enforcement issues.