Building & Safety Division 

2222 M St.
2nd Floor
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-7477

(209) 385-7302


Link: Building and Safety Web Page

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed County Holidays

Staff Contact Information


Management Staff 

2222 M St. 2nd Flr.
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-7477

(209) 385-7302



If you have questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by other staff, or your inspector was unavailable, or you have a complex code question or need assistance with a complex problem; or have questions about the building inspection process. If your Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer has been unable to resolve your problem, or you need a code interpretation; if you have questions or comments about Building and Safety Division policies or procedures, general comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact Lydia or Richard.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Stephenson, Michael Deputy Building Official (209) 385-7470

Building Inspection Staff 

2222 M St. 2nd Flr.
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-7477

(209) 385-7302



Building Inspectors can answer questions about your building projects. To resolve questions or receive clarification if you have received a letter or notice of correction directing you to correct code violations or submit revised documents, please contact the inspector who issued the notice or violation. To arrange special times for inspections requested the previous day, call on the day of inspection from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (Building Inspectors are only available in the office from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM). Please call (209) 385-7477.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Keyes, Mark Building Inspector II (209) 385-7477
McLarty, Kevin Building Inspector II (209) 385-7477
Spurlock, Lana Extra Help Building Inspector II (209) 385-7477

Permit Technical Staff 

2222 M St. 2nd Flr.
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-7477

(209) 385-7302



To request a building permit fee estimate or resolve questions regarding permit fees charged by the Building and Safety Division; to determine if your permit is ready to be issued; scheduling of inspections; requests for general information about building permits and to request copies of documents from previous building permits.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Tawana, Sandy Staff Services Assistant (209) 385-7477
Freeman, Rachiel Student Intern Permit Assistant (209) 385-7477

Plan Review Staff 

2222 M St. 2nd Flr.
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-7477

(209) 385-7302



Staff responsible for the review and approval of building plans for general compliance with the California Building Codes. To resolve questions or get assistance if you have received a letter or notice directing you to correct code violations or submit revised documents, please contact the plan checker who wrote the correction letter.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Mendenhall, Charles Building Inspector III (209) 385-7477