Permits  -  Need permit information?


Most California county and city building departments require a building permit for the installation of a whole house fan. 


Many fan companies do not obtain permits for whole house fans. Why?

Their fans no longer meet the standards for energy efficiency- they are poorly constructed, have minimal warranties and are not properly sealed. Their fans simply do not work efficiently.

Non-permitted fans are subject to applicable fines.

We hear of many fan companies trying to install fans without a permit- they simply do not meet the energy standards. Their fans MAY NOT be eligible for a permit. Insurance companies and banks are cracking down on illegal whole-house fans. If caught, many homeowners will have to purchase a permit after the fact to sell their homes. 

Call your local buliding department and verify if their fan can be installed.

Permits can range from $50 to $200 depending on where you live.


Check with your local agency for permits, fees & requirements:

City of Auburn
www.auburn.ca.gov
Building Inspection Division
1225 Lincoln Ln.
Auburn, Ca 95603
530-823-4211

City of Citrus Heights
www.ci.citrus-heights.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
6237 Fountain Square Dr
Citrus Heights, Ca 95621
916-727-4760

City of Davis
www.city.davis.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
23 Russell Blvd
Davis, Ca 95616
530-757-5610

City of Elk Grove
www.elkgrovecity.org
Building Safety & Inspection Division
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, Ca 95758
916-478-2235

City of Folsom
www.folsom.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
50 Natomas St.
Folsom, Ca 95630
916-355-7222

City of Galt
www.ci.galt.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
495 Industrial Dr.
Galt, Ca 95632
209-366-7200

City of Woodland
www.ci.woodland.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
300 First Street
Woodland, Ca 95695
530-661-5816

City of Yuba City
www.yubacity.net
Building Inspection Division
1201 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, Ca 95993
530-822-4629

El Dorado County
www.co.el-dorado.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
2850 Fairlane Ct.
Placerville, Ca 95667
530-621-5567

Nevada County
www.co.nevada.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
950 Maidu Ave., 1st floor
Nevada City, Ca 95959
530-265-1444

Placer County
www.pacer.ca.gov/building
Building Inspection Division
11424 B Ave.
Auburn, Ca 95603
530-889-7487

City of Placerville
www.ci.placerville.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
487 Main Street
Placerville, Ca 95667
530-642-5200

City of Rancho Cordova
www.cityofranchocordova.org
Building & Safety Department
2729 Prospect Drive
Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670
916-851-8760

City of Rocklin
www.rocklin.ca.gov
Building Inspection Division
3970 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, Ca 95677-2720
916-625-5120

City of Roseville
www.roseville.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
231 Vernon St.
Roseville, Ca 95678
916-774-5332

City of Sacramento
www.cityofsacramento.org
Building Inspection Division
300 Richards Blvd.
Sacramento CA, 95811
916-808-5656

City of West Sacramento
www.ci.west-sacramento.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
1951 South River Rd.
West Sacramento, Ca 95691
916-373-5822

San Joaquin County
www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
1810 E. Hazelton Ave.
Stockton, Ca 95205
209-468-3121

Yolo County
www.yolocounty.org
Building Inspection Division
292 E. Beamer Street
Woodland, Ca 95695
530-666-8775

Yuba County
www.co.yuba.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
938 14th Street
Marysville, Ca 95901
530-741-6266

Sutter County
www.co.sutter.ca.us
Building Inspection Division
1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite E
Yuba City, Ca 95993
530-822-7405

Sacramento County
www.msa.saccounty.net/buildinginspection
827 7th Street, Room 102
Sacramento, Ca 95814

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