There are three steps to obtaining a permit:
- Application and Plan Submission
- Authorization and Verification
- Permit Generation
Application and Plan Submission
The following is a checklist of the items you will need to apply for permission to start your project:
- Application - Complete the Application for Building Permit and Plan Check
- Submission of drawings or site plan (if needed) - Specific plan checks may be completed over the counter while other projects may need to be submitted for Plan Check Review
- Approval of drawings or site plan and application
- How to Submit for Plan Check or Permit
Authorizations and Verifications
Please Be Advised
If a contractor is actually doing your work and has asked you to obtain a permit, please be aware that you will be assuming the liability for the project, including such things as taxes, personal injury, etc. For complete information, read the Owner Builder Verification document (PDF).
- Neighbor Authorization (fences and walls only) - Required if you are constructing directly on the property line
- Owner Builder Verification - If the owner is allowing another person to pull a permit on their behalf
- Forms (PDF) must be notarized
- Newly Purchased Properties - Owners of newly purchased properties must provide proof of ownership
For questions about these requirements, please contact the Building and Safety Department at (909) 350-7640.
After the application and plan have been approved and the required verification and authorizations have been submitted, the building permit will be generated. Your permit will indicate the following:
- Description of proposed work
- Contractor information
- Owner information
- Site address
- Building Permit Number (BLDXX-XXXXXX)
Fee Payment - When the permit is generated, the invoice with the amount due will be given to be processed by the cashier and must be paid at the time of permitting.
Once the fees are paid, only the contractor on record or the owner of the site can sign for the permit. One must obtain written permission that has been notarized by the owner or contractor to be able to pull permits on their behalf.