Online Services

Stanislaus County offers citizens the ability to apply for some building permits and the ability to research building permits and planning projects through our Online Services. For residents of the City of Ceres you will find you can research permits for the Ceres jurisdiction. However, Ceres is not currently accepting online applications for a permit. We trust this will provide you with a new, higher level of service that makes living and working in our community a more enjoyable experience.

Online Assistance and How To's

Applying for Online Permits

The following Stanislaus County permits are available for online application:

  • Agricultural Storage Building
  • Cell Tower
  • Commercial Sign
  • Fire General Inspection
  • Furnace Changeout - Wall or Floor
  • Gas Service Reconnect
  • HVAC
  • Manufactured - Mobile Home
  • Public Facility Fee
  • Residential Additions
  • Residential or Agricultural Electrical Service - 1,000 amps or less
  • Residential and Commercial Building Permit
  • Residential Garage (less than 3,000 square feet)
  • Residential Patio Cover (with not more than 18' rafter span from exterior wall)
  • Residential Pools
  • Residential Remodel
  • Residential Reroof
  • Residential Storage Sheds
  • Sewer Line Repair
  • Solar - Photovoltaic and Battery Storage
  • Stucco - Siding
  • Water Heater
  • Water Line Repair
  • Wood Stove - Insert - Liner

To apply for Stanislaus County permits you must register and create a user account. You can view information and have limited services as an anonymous user. By creating an account you will find you have more access and detailed information when researching permits.

Permit Tracking and Management

Through the County's Online Services, customers can search for, track both building and land use permits or projects. Customers can also request inspections.

Searching For a Permit or Project

To search for a permit or project select the appropriate tab near the top of the screen. Under "General Search" enter your permit or project number into the "Record Number" field and click "Search". You will then be able to view available details about that specific permit or project.

Scheduling an Inspection

To schedule an inspection, your permit must first be issued. Once your permit is issued navigate to the appropriate permit. For help on how to do this see the previous section "Searching For a Permit or Project". Once you are viewing the details of your permit:

  1. Scroll down to the Grey box that reads "Inspections".
  2. Click the arrow to expand the section.
  3. Click "Schedule or Request an Inspection".
  4. Follow the steps in the pop up window to schedule your inspection request.
NOTE: If your permit was not created through our Online Services website you will need to create a login. You will then need to contact (209) 525-6557 or by e-mail Once the department has your online credentials, you can then be granted the right to schedule an inspection for your active permits online.