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City of San Carlos Planning And Zoning
600 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Responsible for education, city code enforcement, flood plan management and an apartment inspection program, the SanMore Carlos Building Division Planning and Zoning Department is located at 600 Elm St., inside the City Hall building. 

The building division is made up of a building official, Christopher Valley, a plan check engineer, five building inspectors and a senior administrative clerk.

San Carlos was recently awarded an Insurance Service Office rating of three out of 10, with one being the best.

According to the government Web site, here is a list of adopted codes:

- 2007 California Building Code

  • 2007 California Electrical Code
  • 2007 California Mechanical Code
  • 2007 California Plumbing Code
  • 2007 California Fire Code
  • 2007 California Administrative Code
  • 2007 California Energy Code
  • 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • 1997 Uniform Housing Code
  • 1997 Uniform Security Code
  • Climate Zone: 3
  • Seismic Zone: E
  • Basic Wind Speed: 85 mph
  • Soils Hazard Zones: A and B (B most restrictive)
  • Building Exposure: B, C, and D (D most severe)
  • Soil Bearing Value: 1000 psf (Higher values require soils report)
  • Wildland Urban Interface Zone: South of San Carlos Avenue and West of Alameda de las Pulgas
  • Hours: New Counter Hours Effective July 1st, 2010, service counter hours for Building, Planning, and Public Works will be 9am to 12pm and by special appointment. Building Division field inspection hours will remain 9am to noon and 1pm to 5pm.