Building Permits

The Single Resource for County Permits and Applications

The County of San Bernardino’s EZOP website simplifies your search for project information by centralizing handouts and descriptions of development and construction-related permits and activities.

Are you building a high rise? Renovating a house? Installing a new water heater? Rewiring a blighted property as part of rehab? Or maybe you are seeking approval to operate a business that’s not usually allowed in your location? Whether you are looking to build a house or repair one, this is your one place to start.

Here you will find information on various activities regulated by the County in a citizen-focused format. Each application along with required materials are described fully so that you can be prepared to apply.

Click here for a Quick Reference Guide that helps you find the appropriate application for your project.

Permit Module Apply Online Description
Addressing – Subdivision Building Yes Once a subdivision records, each lot requires an address prior to construction.  This record allows a sub-divider to request an address assignment for each lot within the subdivision. If you have any questions related to the submission of this application, please contact Land Use Services Department for assistance at (909) 387-8311.   Find out more.
Addressing – New Building Yes This application can be used for: To assign an address to a vacant lot To assign additional unit address to a lot with an established address This application cannot be used for: Changes of address (please use the "Addressing - Change" application) Cell site addresses Utility pedestals Temporary addresses Find out more.
Special Inspector Building Yes The purpose of a special inspector is to inspect specific work to ensure conformance with the approved design drawings and specifications. Special inspectors inspect, test and approve the following types of work: Concrete placement, Structural masonry, Piling, piers, and/or caissons, Reinforcing and/or pre-stressing, steel placement, Structural welding, and High-strength bolting. The special inspector shall furnish… Find out more.
Approved Fabricator Building Yes Special inspection requirements of the California Building Code can be achieved through work being completed on the premises of a fabricator registered & approved by the Building Official. Typical Related Records that are associated with this application: Accessory, Single Family Residence, and Non-Residential Records, though any project could utilize an approved fabricator depending on the… Find out more.
Walls and Fences Building Yes A Wall and Fences Permit is required when a project requires to construct any masonry/retaining walls or chain link or iron fencing. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California… Find out more.
Tenant Improvement Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to alter an existing building or structure. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes,… Find out more.
Solar Residential Building Yes A Solar permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to construct rooftop or ground mounted solar. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes,… Find out more.
Solar Non-Residential Building Yes A Non-Residential Solar permit is required to construct large-scale rooftop or ground mount solar projects. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Fire Code,… Find out more.
Sign Building Yes A Sign Permit is required when installing a sign. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Development Code and/or any required laws and regulations.… Find out more.
Residential New Construction Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to construct any new building or structure greater than 120 square feet. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance… Find out more.
Residential Alteration Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to alter an existing building or structure. Prior to starting construction you may be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes,… Find out more.
Residential Addition Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to add to an existing building or structure, for example, a room addition. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance… Find out more.
Residential Accessory Building Yes A Residential Accessory permit is required prior to any construction of residential accessory structures greater than 120 square feet. The definition of Accessory Structure is any structure accessory to and incidental to that of the dwelling(s) and that is located on the same lot. Examples of accessory structures are desks, patio covers, and metal storage… Find out more.
ReRoof Building Yes A Re roof Permit is required prior to the construction of re roofing activity. The application review and inspection process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Development Code, and/or any required laws and regulations. This shall also include verification of no more than two or more layers of any type… Find out more.
Pool and Spa Building Yes A Pool and Spa Permit is required prior to construction of pool and/or spa on a property. Prior to starting any construction, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino… Find out more.
Plumbing Building Yes A permit is required for Plumbing work on an existing building or structure. Prior to starting any activities, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Fire Code, Environmental… Find out more.
Non-Residential New Construction Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to construct any new building or structure greater than 120 square feet. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance… Find out more.
Non-Residential Addition Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to add to or alter an existing building or structure. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the… Find out more.
Multi-Family New Construction Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to construct any new building or structure greater than 120 square feet. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance… Find out more.
Mixed Use New Construction Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to construct any new building or structure greater than 120 square feet. Prior to starting construction you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance… Find out more.
Mechanical Building Yes A permit is required for Mechanical work on an existing building or structure. Prior to starting any activities, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Fire Code, Environmental… Find out more.
Manufactured Homes Building Yes A Building Permit is required for an owner or contractor of a property to setdown or install a new or used manufactured home. Prior to setdown or install, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with… Find out more.
Grading Building Yes A Grading Permit is required when excavation (cut) and embankment (fill) grading activities move more than 50 cubic yards. Prior to starting any grading activities, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation. After submitting your plans, they go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance with… Find out more.
Geotechnical (Soils) Report Building Yes A Geotechnical (Soil) Report is typically required for any structure such as main residences, gust houses, additions, detached accessory structures. Following technical reports can be submitted under Geotechnical (Soil) Report: a soil report, Alquist Priolo or liquefaction review, compaction report review or hydro-collapsible soil report. Find out more.
Geology Investigation Building Yes A Geology Investigation is required prior to applying any planning application if a site is located seismic. Find out more.
Erosion Control Building Yes A Grading Permit is required when excavation (cut) and embankment (fill) grading activities move more than 50 cubic yards. Prior to starting any grading activities, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation. After submitting your plans, they go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance with… Find out more.
Electrical Building Yes A permit is required for Electrical work on an existing building or structure. Prior to starting any activities, you will be required to submit plans and any necessary supporting documentation for review and approval by the County. The plan review process involves verifying compliance with the California Building Codes, San Bernardino County Fire Code, Environmental… Find out more.
Demolition Building Yes A Demolition Permit is required for the partial or complete removal of a permitted building or structure. This includes the removal of the foundation, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines and the demolition of any septic systems and wells. Prior to starting demolition, you will be required to submit a plot plan showing the location… Find out more.
Addressing – Change Building Yes Applications can be submitted for: Change of street number Change of street name for lots with multiple frontages (change of street assignment from one frontage to another) Applications cannot be submitted for: Change of community/city name Change of Zip code Street name changes (If you are interested in changing the officially recorded street name please… Find out more.