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San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a permit fee waiver for Mountain Residential impacted by the recent snow storm even. For more information, please view our Storm Storm Handout here, or give us a call at (909) 387-8311.

 El Dorado Fire Rebuild Handout

Western Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) are now protected by the State of California as a candidate species for listing under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). At this time, the County cannot issue a permit to take (by removal or transplanting) any Joshua tree.

Effective Immediately: Hard Copy Approved Plans Must Be Kept on Job Site During the Inspection Process
Due to recent concerns related to the clarity and ability to view electronic plans during the inspection process for complex construction
projects, the Building and Safety Division will now require approved building plans to be printed full size (24”x36”) and kept
on the job site at all times during the inspection process. This will provide for greater efficiency in the inspection process.

Building & Safety

Building and Safety’s primary responsibility is the enforcement of Building Standards adopted by the State of California and San Bernardino County. These standards include the California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Energy Codes, and Disabled Access Regulations contained in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.  

The enforcement of these codes is accomplished through the “permit process.” The permit process includes:

  • The review of construction plans to determine design compliance with applicable codes
  • Permit issuance
  • Inspection of the construction work as it progresses
  • Final inspection approval and the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy

The goal of the permit process is to ensure that buildings which are constructed meet minimum code standards necessary to protect the public’s health, safety, and property, and to promote energy efficiency and accessibility for disabled persons. Building and Safety also investigates complaints regarding unpermitted construction and accessibility violations.

Building and Safety may be reached by using this contact form. 

For Construction Waste Management Plans, please visit the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management.

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EZ Online Permitting and Electronic Plan Reviews

San Bernardino County Land Use Services offers EZ Online Permitting and Electronic Plans for various permit applications. For more information on EZ Online Permitting, please follow the link to the EZOP Portal here. For details on offered records that can be submitted click here.

Building & Safety Fees

PLEASE NOTE: Building & Safety fee changes went into effect July 1, 2022.

San Bernardino County Building and Safety fees are primarily comprised of two components, Plan Review fees and Building Permit fees. Both fee components were developed using estimated staff time necessary to perform the respective services, based on a study of three years of plan check and inspection data, instead of being developed using the typical valuation base. The established fees offset the County’s costs to provide enforcement of the California Building Codes, and for services such as plan review and inspections.

Fees paid for plan review include review of initial submittal and one resubmittal for corrections. Additional submittals due to corrections will require additional plan review fees.

To determine Building Fees for a construction project click here.

For the Construction Fee Schedule, click here.

In addition to the above fees, there may be school fees, traffic fees, drainage fees or other fees due in your area. Building and Safety can provide you with information on projects and related fees. Contact Building and Safety for a permit fee quote.

To determine other associated project fees click here or access the Fee Ordinance 4427 [pdf]

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New California Codes

New 2022 California Codes go into effect January 1, 2023.

Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2023 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2022 California Building Standards Code (aka, the CA Codes or Title 24).

Any plans or permit applications submitted on this date or after will be required to comply with the 2022 CA Codes. The 2019 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2022. Hence, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2019 CA Codes.

Significant Changes to the 2022 CBC

Significant Changes to the 2022 CRC