Building & Safety

Building and Safety's primary responsibility is the enforcement of Building Standards adopted by the State of California and the County of San Bernardino. 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 insure 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 at the following numbers: (909) 387-8311 AND (760) 995-8140

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

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 and Safety Fees

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.


To determine Building Fees for a construction project 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 4322 [pdf]

Average plan review turnaround

For average County plan review turnaround times click here.

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New California Codes

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New 2016 California Codes go into effect January 1, 2017.

Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2017 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2016 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 2016 CA Codes. The 2013 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2016. Hence, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2013 CA Codes.