Can I renew my building permit if the project is delayed or paused?

Unincorporated El Dorado County: Permits expire two years from date of issue. May be renewed up to twice for another year before/within 30 days of expiration, if permit holder has tried to pursue construction and has completed inspections as needed. The permit holder can apply for permit reactivation after the four-year period if the project hasn’t gotten a final inspection.

Placerville: Permit expires one year from date issued or 180 days from last approved inspection. If construction has begun, an extension may be granted by the Building Official. If no work has commenced, a new permit is required.

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