About Us - Building Safety

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Building Safety is headed by the Chief Building Official whose responsibility is to plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities and programs of the Building Safety Division. The Building Safety Division is tasked with insuring through plan review and appropriate building inspections that construction standards are met. The minimum standards are set "To Provide for the Safety of The Public". Our responsibility to provide safety is accomplished through the enforcement of the various building codes.

Staff members of the Building Safety Division participate and obtain certifications through the International Code Council (ICC) National Certification Program. This program is the oldest and most recognized certification program for building code professionals. Obtaining certifications in the various disciplines offered through the program demonstrates a level of understanding of code provisions and is a significant personal and professional accomplishment. The establishment of these minimum construction standards supports the mission statement of the Building Safety Division:

Dedicated to public safety in the built environment through the accurate and consistent application of our adopted codes, which serve to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community and its citizens.

For any questions on your project you can refer to the FAQ's or contact us at:

Phone: (928)-817-5000
Fax: 928-817-5050
Department of Development Services
2351 West 26th Street, Yuma AZ 85364
email: contact.dds@yumacountyaz.gov

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