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List of Over the Counter Permits:
1.) Electrical service replacement (residential) 2.) Hot water heater (residential/commercial) 3.) Water softener installation or replacement 4.) Window replacement (same size only - no structural changes to the building) 5.) Plumbing fixture replacement (residential) 6.) Building sewer line repair (residential) 7.) Building water line repair (residential) 8.) HVAC replacement or repair 9.) Gas line replacement or repair10.) Gas tag11.) Temporary electrical service12.) Re-roof 13.) Sheetrock installation repair or replace in an existing building14.) Stucco Installation15.) Siding repair or replacement - no change in shear16.) Water line(s) repair replacement (interior)17.) Building drain line repair or replace (existing building)
1.) Please allow up to 15 business days for your plans to be processed and sent to the outside agency for plan review.
2.) Please allow an additional 15 business days for the Plan Checker to receive, review and comment on your plans.
3.) If revisions are required to your plans or there are comments, you will be notified in writing by the plan check agency. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your plans are updated and that all revisions and comments are addressed in a timely manner. Updated sets of revised plans must be resubmitted through the City's Building Department.
4.) If NO revisions or changes are required to your plans and they are approved, you will be notified by the City's Building Department when your permit is ready for pick up.
5.) Please be prepared to pay all permit fees. The City does not accept Credit Cards as a form of payment.
Project Valuation Schedule
Business License Fees: On page 4 of the business license application (PDF) is the license tax fee guide to determine the cost of your business license. Example: If your field of business is professional services and you forecast you will make $50,000 the first year, your license tax fee is $114 per schedule + $25 first-time application fee + $4 CASP Fee. Therefore, the total amount of your business license will be $143.
Getting your business license certificate depends on the type of business license you apply for.
If your business is home-based or your paperwork for your business is facilitated at your home. This process is done with our Planning Department and generally takes approximately 2.5 weeks.
Our Planning Department reviews the business license application for zoning. Inspections from our Building, Fire, and Public Works departments are required prior to opening. Once all Departments sign off on inspections the Business License will be issued. This timeline could be up to 2 business days after final approvals.
City Council agendas are posted at City Hall (1 Plaza), Patterson Public Library (46 N Salado Ave), and at the Hammon Senior Center (1033 W Las Palmas). They are also available online. You can subscribe to receive City Council Meeting notifications by subscribing to the City Council Meetings & Agendas Calendar at our Subscribe page.
The City Council meets at 7:00 pm the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (1 Plaza).
To apply for a board, commission, or committee, complete an application and return to the City Clerks office located on the second floor at City Hall (1 Plaza), email the application to email@example.com, or mail your application to P.O. Box 667, Patterson, CA. 95363.
You can register to vote online at the Secretary of State's website. Voter registration forms are also available from the Stanislaus County Election Department, City Clerk Offices, Post Offices, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Questions regarding voter registration or voting by mail ballots should be directed to the Stanislaus County Election Department in Modesto at (209) 525-5200.
Marriage licenses and birth certificates are obtained through the Stanislaus County Clerk's Office. Contact the County Recorder's Office at (209) 525-5250 or visit the County's website for more information. They are located at 1021 I Street, Suite 101, in Modesto.
To see what holidays the Patterson City Hall is closed, please view the 2021 Holiday Closings Schedule (PDF).
A fire incident report is generated by the Fire Department each time a piece of fire apparatus is dispatched to assist with a fire, medical aid, vehicle accident, a hazardous materials incident, rescue or other dangerous situation. Details included on these reports include, but are not limited to: response times, unit(s) responding, nature of the call, and/or actions taken to mitigate the situation. Please download and fill out the form below and submit to the Fire Department.
Fire Incident Report Request Form
To schedule a station tour with the Fire Department, please call 209-895-8130 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least three to four weeks in advance of the date you wish to have your tour. Please keep the following in mind:
When calling, please be prepared to give the following information:
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to providing you a behind-the-scenes look into the Patterson Fire Department.
Patterson has Council-Manager form of government. In the Council-Manager form of government, the Council is the governing body of the City, elected by the public, and the Manager is hired by the Council to carry out the policies it establishes. In Patterson the Council five members including the Mayor (or Council President) who is elected by the people as defined in the City Charter. The Council provides legislative direction while the City Manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the City based on the Council’s recommendations. The Mayor and Council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The City Manager serves as the Council’s Chief Adviser. VOTERS COUNCIL MANAGER DEPARTMENT HEADS
The 2010 United States Census reported that Patterson had a population of 20,413. The population density was 3,428.5 people per square mile (1,323.7/km²). The racial makeup of Patterson was 10,117 (49.6%) White, 1,291 (6.3%) African American, 221 (1.1%) Native American, 1,069 (5.2%) Asian, 280 (1.4%) Pacific Islander, 6,235 (30.5%) from other races, and 1,200 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11,971 persons (58.6%).The population was spread out with 6,890 people (33.8%) under the age of 18, 2,140 people (10.5%) aged 18 to 24, 5,822 people (28.5%) aged 25 to 44, 4,280 people (21.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,281 people (6.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.1 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
Covanta Stanislaus Inc. (WTE) 4040 Fink Road P.O.Box 278 Crows Landing, CA 95313 (Must be at least 18 years of age to tour this facility) Contact: Matt Barnes (209) 534-3287 Stanislaus County Landfill Division4000 Fink Road P.O.Box 86Crows Landing, CA 95313 (Must be at least 18 years of age to tour this facility) Contact: George Angusich (209) 837-4800 .
Carry out or deli food containersCat litterChemicalsCookware and plates (plastic)Containers of toxic substances -e.g., bottles, cans motor oil, pesticides, etc.Contaminated paper products -e.g., napkins, paper towels, waxed paper, paper plates & tissueContaminated plastic products -e.g., plates, utensils, cookware, to-go cartonsDry cleaning bagsFood WasteFurniture of any kindGlass (window and mirror)Paint and paint cansPlastic bags including grocery and newspaper coversUtensils (plastic)Waxed paperStyrofoam
Alternative - Use whitewash for fences, barns, and outbuildings. Use new, low volatility paints.
The top offenders for a spike in water use are:
If you are a TID Cares (low-income) customer (this information will reflect on your TID electric bill) and over the age of 60, you are eligible for a discount on the water and garbage portion of your utility bill (you must be the account holder). Please contact the Finance Department at 209 895-8040.
The City of Patterson is 86% completed with the meter changeout project where we are converting to cellular meters; you can download the EyeOnWater app to monitor your water use in real-time. For more information regarding the app contact our Public Works Department at 209 895-8060.