When is a permit required?

When is a Permit Required?

The best way to determine if a proposed project requires a permit is to contact the Building and Safety Division at (909) 364-2780. A permit is generally required for any new building, addition, alteration, repair or change in use of an existing building or structure and site improvements.

Note: The following forms are required prior to permit issuance:

  • Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Form is required on all residential projects of valuation of $1000 or more; and
  • Construction and Demolition Recycling Waste Management Plan Form is required on all residential and commercial projects of 500 square feet or more. This includes alteration of existing and new square footage.

Examples of residential items that require permits:

  • Water heater replacement
  • Re-roof
  • Interior remodels
  • Window replacements
  • Patio covers
  • Second-story decks
  • Balconies

Examples of commercial items that require permits:

  • Moveable cases more than 6’ in height
  • Shelving units/gondolas more than 6’ in height
  • Addition of walls
  • Removal of bearing walls or non-bearing demising walls between two or more spaces
  • Changes made to the electrical, plumbing or mechanical systems
  • Change in occupancy