Bobby Thomas

Building & Safety Department
Title: Building Official

Bobby Thomas joined the Humboldt County Building and Safety Department in 2008.


His certifications include:

  • Building Inspector UBC
  • Combination Inspector Uniform Codes
  • Electrical Inspector
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Mechanical Inspector
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Plumbing Inspector
  • International Code Council (ICC) Accessibility Inspector / Plans Examiner
  • ICC Building Plan Examiner
  • ICC Certified Building Official
  • ICC Commercial Energy Inspector
  • ICC Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner
  • Uniform Fire Code Inspector

Bobby began his career by completing the Building Inspection Technology Course at Butte College, California in May 1990.


His experience includes, Deputy Inspector for Amador County California, Building Equipment Maintainer, Acting Supervisor GTE California, Permit Tech City of Ventura California, Building Inspector II, Acting Supervising Inspector County of Ventura, California, Building Inspector II City of Chico, California, Commercial Combo Inspector Clark County, Nevada, Building Inspector IV City of North Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Building Inspector IV, Acting Supervisor Inspector City of Henderson, Nevada. He also has performed a variety of plan checks and inspection on such projects as, Single / Multi Family Housing, Light Commercial Project, Municipal Projects and Major High Rise Hotel-Casino Projects on the Vegas Strip and surround areas. He also has supervisory training and education that includes the experience of holding the titles of Acting Supervisor and Acting Supervising Inspector with his previous employers.

The Building Official is appointed by the Humboldt County Commissioners as a department head.

The Building Official is responsible for the overall management of the Building and Safety Department. The Building Official supervises staff, implements policies, performs inspections and plan reviews, advises and presents programs to the County Commissioners, and prepares and administers the budget.

Bobby also performs fire code reviews for the State Fire Marshal´s office through an inter-local agreement with Humboldt County. 

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