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
Moving Permit (Single Trip) Public Works Yes A Single Trip moving permit allows a Transporter to make a single trip, from a single origin to a single destination, in one direction along the County Maintained Road System.  A Single Trip moving permit is issued for mountain and restricted roads, direct crossings, and variance loads. Find out more.
Moving Permit (Annual) Public Works Yes An Annual Moving Permit allows a Transporter to make multiple trips, for one year duration, on any road(s) in the County Maintained Road System (CMRS). Annual permits are NOT valid for travel where the: CMRS road is in the mountain region CMRS road is weight restricted Load and/or vehicle exceeds 16 feet in height or 12… Find out more.
Neighborhood Watch Sign Public Works No Generally, the County does not allow signs within County Maintained Road System (CMRS) road right-of-way. It is only allowed when in the best interest of the public which includes neighborhood watch signs. County staff will be able to advise and answer crucial questions to help permit applicants navigate the permit process. This will help to… Find out more.
Tree Permit Public Works No Generally, the County tries to protect and preserve all trees except where trees are dead, hazardous, pose a threat to persons and property or where in direct conflict with required and necessary construction operations or access. Wherever reasonably possible, trees to be removed shall be transplanted or offered for transplant.   County staff will be… Find out more.
Adopt-a-Road Public Works No The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works Adopt-A-Road Program provides an avenue for individuals or volunteer groups to keep their neighborhoods litter-free one road at a time. This program is consistent with the County Vision, which says, in part: We will work together to connect and beautify communities through shared open spaces, public… Find out more.
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.
Water Quality Management Plan / Post Construction Management Plan (WQMP/PCMP) Planning Yes A Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP)/ Post Construction Management Plan (PCMP) is required around Santa Ana River Watershed area and around Phelan/Pinon Hill area in high desert area per the California Regional Water Quality Boards. After submitting your report, they go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance with the latest… 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.
Variance Planning Yes Variances are provided for in the Development Code and State Law to allow flexibility of development standards where the strict application of a regulation may not be appropriate. According to State Law, the justification for a Variance is that you as a property owner would suffer a unique hardship if the development standard as specified… Find out more.
Underground Fire Yes An Underground Permit is required when installing underground water piping/infrastructure for purpose of adding additional fire hydrants and underground connections to sprinkler risers. Find out more.
Transportation Permit Amendment Public Works No A County permit is required when any proposed work or access in County CMRS rights-of-way. A Transportation Permit is required to ensure that a proposed use does not interfere with the County’s operation and maintenance responsibilities and is in alignment with California Streets and Highways Code. Check for a map of CMRS roads at: http://arcg.is/1Te4DEW Find out more.
Transportation Ad Hoc Fees (Traffic Impacts Mitigation) Public Works Yes The County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of local fee plans and a regional plan to generate funds for road improvements within adopted fee plan areas to mitigate impacts from development. Funds generated by the Local Area Plans are used to construct and improve transportation facilities within the Plan area boundaries. These may include… Find out more.
Traffic Study Public Works Yes When a new development is proposed within the unincorporated areas of the County, the Traffic Division of the Department of Public Works provides a review of the traffic related portions in cooperation with the Department of Land Use Services. For projects which generate a sufficient amount of traffic, more than 100 trips during the peak… 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.
Street Improvement Plan Planning Yes A Street Improvement Plan is required when a road construction is required as part of the project. After submitting your plans, they go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance with the San Bernardino County Development Code and San Bernardino County Road Planning and Design Standards. 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.
Sand and Gravel Public Works No The San Bernardino Flood Control District’s Sand and Gravel Permit is required to remove excess material from the Districts facilities. Surplus material typically consists of sand, gravel, boulders/ cobbles, dirt, vegetation, and other miscellaneous debris. A permit is issued after a Solicitation for Proposals is released and awarded and is based on many factors including… Find out more.
Road Construction Permit Amendment Public Works No Transportation Construction Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way for the laying, constructing, or repairing of appurtenant road improvements. Transportation Construction Permits apply to all construction or repair of road, drainage, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drain, street lights, signing & striping, traffic signals or any other work that is a part… Find out more.
Road Construction Permit Public Works Yes Transportation Construction Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way for the laying, constructing, or repairing of appurtenant road improvements. Transportation Construction Permits apply to all construction or repair of road, drainage, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drain, street lights, signing & striping, traffic signals or any other work that is a part… Find out more.
Road Closure Public Works No The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works Road Closure Permit is required when closing County Maintained Road System roads down for any length of time. Only when it is in the best interest of the Public to close the road is it allowed. A traffic control plan is required. Other possible requirements related… 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.
Residential & Multi-Family Sprinkler Permit Fire Yes A Residential Sprinkler Permit is required when installing a residential fire sprinkler systems or adding on to an existing system. 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 Sprinkler Fire Yes A Non-Residential Sprinkler Permit is required when installing a non-residential fire sprinkler systems or adding on to an existing system. Standpipes and hose racks may also be required/reviewed as part of this permit. Find out more.
Non-Residential Pump Fire Yes A Non-Residential Pump Permit is required when installing a commercial fire pump. Standpipes and hose racks may be required/reviewed as part of this permit. 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.
Moving Permit Public Works Yes A Moving Permit is required to move a load and/or operate a vehicle traveling on the County Maintained Road System (CMRS) that exceeds the applicable length, width, height, or weight specified in the California Vehicle Code. Moving Permits are required by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and are dictated by California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS).… 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.
High Pile and Inrack Sprinkler Fire Yes A High Pile and In rack Sprinkler Permit is required when installing a High Pile and In rack Sprinkler system into a storage facility. 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.
Fire Alarm Fire Yes A Fire Alarm Permit is required when installing a fire alarm monitoring/notification system in a structure. 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.
Encroachment Permit Public Works Yes Transportation Encroachment Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way to perform work or construct certain improvements. Examples include: construction of driveway approaches, installation or replacement of power poles, sidewalk repairs or replacements, construction of parking decks in mountain areas or traffic control to access existing underground utility facilities. A Transportation Encroachment… 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.
Drainage Study Planning Yes A Drainage Study is typically required to prevent or mitigate any possible drainage impact to upstream or downstream of the project site due to the project construction activity. Hydrology and/or Hydraulic studies can be submitted under Drainage Study. After submitting your study, they go through the plan review process, which involves reviews to verify compliance… 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.
Construction Waste Management Plan – Part 1 Public Works Yes The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division reviews and approves all new construction projects required to submit a Construction and Demolition Solid Waste Management Plan (waste management plan). Effective January 1, 2017, the California Green Building Standards Code requires all newly constructed buildings, including low-rise residential and most non-residential commercial projects, to develop… 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.