Commercial Permit Applications/Handouts
Commercial & Non-Residential
You will find all applications used by our department for any commercial (non-residential) purposes. If you are unsure of which application you need please email the Community Development Department or contact us at (909) 364-2740.
|Application / Information / Requirements
|When do I Need This Application?
|Appeal Information and Application (PDF)
|To appeal a land use decision made by a reviewing authority other than the City Council.
|Building Location Certification (PDF)
|Building Elevation, Location & Height certification. To be completed by a licensed Land Surveyor or registered Civil Engineer.
|Building Permit Application (PDF)
|Required to do any type of construction in the City.
|Building Permit Authorization (Precise Grade: Commercial & Multi-Family Residential Development) Application (PDF)
|When submitting precise grading plans / on-site utility plans for a commercial or multifamily development.
|Building Permit Authorization (Precise Grade: Residential Single Lot Development) Application (PDF)
|When submitting precise grading plans / on-site utility plans for a residential single lot development.
|Building Permit Authorization (Precise Grade: Tract Development) Application (PDF)
|To verify design standards and conditions of approval for approved projects prior to any permits issued.
|Certificate of Compliance (PDF)
|This application is required when there is evidence that the lot was created in non-conformance with the requirements of the Subdivision Map Act.
|Certificate of Correction (PDF)
|This application is required for revisions to a Final Map to correct any errors on the subject property.
|Certificate of Occupancy (No TI Planned) (PDF)
|Required before you can occupy your business space and open for business.
|Certificate of Occupancy Application (Temporary) (PDF)
|To open only for training, stocking, and release of utilities prior to building permit final.
|Conditional Use Permit Application & Information (PDF)
|Required for construction, alteration, or expansion of every use that is allowed within a land use district: subject to a conditional use permit.
|Conditional Use Permit for Wireless Communication Facilities Application & Information (PDF)
|Required for major wireless communication facilities, major modifications to an existing wireless communications facility, collocation that is a substantial change to an existing wireless communications facility, or a wireless communications facility located within a residential zone.
|Easement or Quitclaim (PDF)
|This application is required to grant an entity the right to use a piece of property belonging to a separate individual or entity for a specific purpose or to remove such right.
|Equestrian and Large Animal Permit Application & Procedures (PDF)
|Required for any equestrian and large animal keeping uses or businesses with the Equestrian Large Animal Overlay District.
|Erosion Control Information (PDF)
|Installation, inspection, and approval for construction of soils erosion / sediment control plans.
|EV Charging Permit Process (PDF)
|Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Permitting Process
|EV Charging Station Checklist (PDF)
|This checklist is to be submitted with a building permit application for all electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) projects.
|Extension of Time Information and Application (PDF)
|To request an extension of time of a conditional approval of a project.
|Final Map Application (PDF)
|This application is required to convert a tentative tract or parcel map to a legal subdivision of land.
|Foundation and Slab Design Requirements (PDF)
|For additions and minor structures.
|General Plan and Development Code Amendments Information (PDF)
|Required for changes to the general plan, development code, or zoning map.
|Geotechnical Report Information (PDF)
|Guidelines for preparation of geotechnical reports.
|Grading Information (PDF)
|Guidelines for grading.
|Grading Inspection Report (PDF)
|Required for any grading.
|Gray Water Systems Information (PDF)
|California plumbing standards for laundry to landscape simple gray water systems.
|Grease Interceptor Requirements (PDF)
|Required for all food services establishments.
|Grease Interceptor Waiver Request (PDF)
|To waive the Grease Interceptor requirement.
|Land Use Application Questionnaire (PDF)
|Used for all but minor land use applications; "Environmental Study Guidelines" are referenced in the application.
|Landscape Plan Review Information and Application (PDF)
|Required to verify compliance of design standards and conditions of approval for approved projects.
|Major Variance Application and Information (PDF)
|A procedure to provide relief from zoning provisions when special circumstances applicable to property deprives such property of privileges enjoyed by other properties in the vicinity with the same zoning designations.
|Massage Clinic Application (PDF)
|To open a massage clinic in the City.
|Minor-Oriented Business License Application (PDF)
|This application is for any person(s) who are employed at, or own, a minor-oriented business pursuant to Chapter 5.32 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code. This application is also used for Ice Cream Vendor licenses.
|Minor Use Permit Application and Info (PDF)
|This application is required for the operation, alteration or expansion of a use allowed withing a zoning district pursuant to Appendix A and Section 16.78 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code, and subject to review and approval of the Minor Use Permit.
|Minor Use Permit Application for Wireless Communications Facilities (PDF)
|Required for minor facilities,and collocations that do not substantially change an existing wireless communications facility.
|Minor Variance Application and Information (PDF)
|This application is required when a minor variance from a development standard is requested.
|Non-Structurally Affixed/Non-Illuminated Sign Permit Application (PDF)
|For signs that are non-electrical and/or non-structural, such as "foam" type signs.
|Off-Site Grading Letter Information (PDF)
|Required when developer needs to work outside of his property, but in conjunction with his project.
|Permanent Sign Information and Application (PDF)
|For signs that are electrical/illuminated and/or structurally affixed to the building, as well as for Pylon and monument signs.
|Plan Check Contact List Information (PDF)
|List of important phone numbers frequently used during the plan check process.
|Plan Preparation / Signature on Plans Information (PDF)
|Explains how to prepare plans for submittal and required signatures.
|Planning Research Application (PDF)
|This application is for pre-entitlement review that requires staff time for research, meeting attendance, conference calls, etc., prior to formal application submittal.
|Pre-Application Review Information (PDF)
|To request a preliminary review of a proposed project prior to formal application submittal.
|Pre-Grading Meeting Information (PDF)
|Explains the purpose and process of a pre-grade meeting.
|Property Owner Authorization to Submit Application (PDF)
|This application is required when a person other than an entity officer or owner is submitting an application on behalf of the entity or owner.
|Public Convenience & Necessity (PCN) Application (PDF)
|This application is required for alcoholic beverage sales determined to be located within a census tract deemed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to have undue concentration for the applicable license type.
|Rough Grading Application (PDF)
|This application is required to review rough grading plans.
|Sewer Fees Information (PDF)
|Explains the two types of sewer fees collected when a project requires the installation of new plumbing fixtures.
|Site Plan Review Application & Submittal Information (PDF)
|Required for construction, alteration, or expansion of land uses that are permitted within a zoning district; subject to approved site plan.
|Soils and Geology Review Information and Application (PDF)
|Explains procedure and submittal requirements.
|Specific Plan (New or Amendment) (PDF)
|An application to propose a specific zone with standards that deviate from the current Development Standards.
|Special Events Information and Application (PDF)
|For temporary use property for special events (i.e. fairs, carnivals, religious, pageants, etc.)
|Sub-Contractors List Information (PDF)
|Must be completed prior to certificate of occupancy / building final.
|Temporary Banners/Flags Information and Application (PDF)
|For temporary advertising of business openings, promotional items, or special events.
|Temporary Shade Structures Information (PDF)
|Provides details about limitations and standards.
|Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (Construction Office / Security Office) (PDF)
|To obtain a setdown permit for temporary construction or security office.
|Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (General) (PDF)
|To allow certain uses to operate in the City for a defined period of time.
|Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (Model Home / Sales Office / Design Center / Sales Trailer and Temporary Signs) (PDF)
|For temporary use of residential units within recorded subdivisions as sales offices and/or model homes, sales trailer and temporary signs; also to permit temporary advertising structure.
|Tenant Improvement Application and Checklist (PDF)
|Required for any interior improvements to commercial space.
|Tentative Parcel Map (Minor Subdivision) Application and Information (PDF)
|Required for subdivision of four or less parcels.
|Tentative Tract Map Application and Information (PDF)
|This application is required to verify compliance of design standards. A “Land Use Questionnaire” is required upon submittal of this application.
|Tree Pruning Standards (PDF)
|International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) tree pruning standards.
|Tree Removal Information and Application (PDF)
|This application is required when it has been deemed necessary to replace, relocate, or remove a native tree or a heritage tree.
|Trust Deposit Account (TDA) Application & Agreement (PDF)
|In order to process a land development project, a Trust Deposit Account (TDA) must be established prior to the City commencing any work on the project.
|Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan Application (PDF)
|This application is required at time of submittal for demolition projects (>500 sq ft); new construction (>= 1,000 sq ft/valuation of $200,000 or more); construction of new residential dwellings; construction of new multifamily dwellings (4 or more units).
|Zoning Clearance Application - Sign Program (PDF)
|This application applies to commercial centers that wish to have a comprehensive sign program to create consistency for signage in the center or for an amendment to an existing sign program.
|Zoning Clearance Application - Wireless (PDF)
|Required for minor modifications to an existing wireless communications facility or removal of transmission equipment.
|Zoning Clearance Review (PDF)
|This application is required for review of a proposed change to an approved use or development, and as defined in Chapter 16.79 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code.
|Zoning Verification Request Application (PDF)
|To request a letter verifying zoning for a specific Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN).