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Facilities Management

Construction Permits

A building permit is required for all campus construction projects. Facilities Management (FM) is mandated to enforce building, life-safety, and accessibility codes for all campus construction projects. All design and construction must be in compliance with the latest edition of the California Building Code (CBC). A Building Permit is required by the CBC whenever a building or structure is erected, constructed, enlarged, repaired, improved, removed, converted, or demolished. Please refer to the guidelines, requirements and best practices for the CSU Plan Review and Permit Authorization Program.

All campus departments, auxilliaries, vendors, or developers proposing to undertake construction projects with their own funds must have their project reviewed and approved by FM and have a Construction Permit issued before mobilizing and starting construction of the project.

Campus construction projects are accomplished in one of three ways: 

  • A Public Works contract administered by FM: Planning Design & Construction Unit
  • A non-maintenance construction project built by Facility Operations and charged back to the requesting department.
  • A building permit issued to auxiliaries and entities on non-Public Works projects. 

The California Building Standards Code (Title 24) states that no building or structure, with very few exceptions, shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted, or demolished without a building permit issued and approved by the campus Deputy Building Official.

  • Any activity that may add, alter, or modify ADA requirements.
  • Building additions, alterations, renovations and/or space improvements
  • Electrical, mechanical, plumbing or building additions or alterations.
  • Activities involving buildings or roof structures.
  • Any underground or overhead work near or involving major infrastructure.
  • Temporary Membrane Structures, Tents and Canopies requires a Special Events Permit
  • System Furniture Installation 

All projects must have drawings and specifications prepared by a California licensed architect or engineer. For certain types of projects, other agency approvals may be required from the CSU Peer Reviewers assigned to Fresno State. The applicant is responsible for all agency fees.

  • Auxiliaries, Developers and vendors are responsible for the selection and procurement of the architect and payment for their services.
  • For Developers or Auxiliary only, complete the gray application section of the form only. Plan review, building permits, and inspections sections will be completed by FM. FM will advise on all necessary reviews and inspections.
  • Return completed application along with plans and specifications to FM. Plans and specifications shall be fully approved by the State Fire Marshall (SFM) and Division of State Architect (DSA), prior to submitting for a building permit.
  • A building permit will be issued and returned along with original reproducible plans and specifications upon FM approval.
  • One (1) set of approved plans and specifications must be always available on the project site.
  • If your project is being built by Facilities Management, the Building Permit process is internal. The process is the same, but the customer is not required to act. 

For certain types of projects, other agency approvals may be required from the CSU Peer Reviewers assigned to Fresno State. The applicant is responsible for all agency fees.

Accessibility Compliance: Drawings and specifications must be approved by the Division of the State Architect (California Code of Regulations, Title 24). Prior to submitting drawings to DSA for review, the project architect should coordinate with FM for additional campus-specific information that will be needed for DSA approval. Information regarding DSA's plan review procedure and fees are available on the Division of the State Architect website.

Erik Edgmom (intake)
1102 Q Street, Suite 5200, Sacramento, CA 95811

Office of the California State Fire Marshal: Drawings and specifications for all new construction, alterations, or remodeling projects must be submitted directly by the project architect to the State Fire Marshal for approval (California Code of Regulations Titles 24). 

City of Fresno Fire Department: Projects involving site development must be approved by Fresno City Hall Building Department

Fresno County Department of Public Health: Projects involving the preparation, handling, or sale of food must also be approved by the Environmental Health Section of the Fresno County Department of Public Health. Permit forms and fee information are available on the Fresno County Department of Public Health website. 

CSU Seismic Review: 
E-Structure - Maryann Phipps, S.E 
1144 65th Street, Suite A, Oakland, CA 94608 
(510) 367-2721 (cell)

CSU Mechanical & Electrical Review: 
P2S Engineering, Inc. - Kent Peterson, P.E 
5000 East Spring Street, 8th Floor, Long Beach CA 90815

CSU Code Compliance Plan check:
M6 Consulting - Masoud Mahmoud
Westlake Village CA, 

CSU Code Compliance Plan check (for Campus Pointe only)
Wildan - Daren Raskin P.E., C.B.O.

Certified Accessibility Specialist Program (CASp) Review and Inspections:
SZS Engineering Access, Inc. Syroun Sanossian, Principal CASp 
2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303


All projects must be inspected during construction by a certified inspector. The construction inspector will be responsible for assuring that all construction is in accordance with the approved drawings and specifications and in compliance with all applicable codes. FM will assign a qualified construction inspector for each project. FM will assess a construction inspection fee of one to two percent based on the probable estimate of construction cost, which shall be paid prior to issuance of the Building Permit.

Contact: Building Permit Program Assistant,