ATTENTION - We are experiencing technical difficulties within EZOP related to online inspection scheduling.  For the time being, this functionality is not currently available.  We are working on the problem, and hope to have this functionality working again in the near future.  To schedule an inspection, please call (909) 387-8311.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 El Dorado Fire Rebuild Handout
Joshua trees are now protected by the State of California as a candidate for listing as an endangered species. At this time, the County cannot issue a permit to take (by removal or transplanting) any Joshua tree.

Due to the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effective dates of plans utilizing the 2016 editions of the California Building Codes was extended from July 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020.  Applications that do not have a permit issued by October 1, 2020 will be considered expired, and applicants will be required to update corresponding plans based on the 2019 California Building Codes.  The same application number can be utilized, but additional fees may be required.

PLEASE NOTE: Building & Safety fee changes will take effect on July 1, 2020.

County’s Special Inspector Application: NO LONGER REQUIRED

Due to continued high fire weather related conditions, we are experiencing several Public Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS). 

Please be advised if you purchase a generator, a permit may be required from Building & Safety prior to connecting it to your house. 

Please contact Building and Safety at (909) 387-8311 or (760) 995-8140 for more information. 

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 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 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 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 & Safety Fees

PLEASE NOTE: Building & Safety fee changes went into effect July 1, 2020.

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.

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 4384 [pdf]

Effective January 1, 2018, per AB 1379, a State of California mandate:  The Building and Safety Division will assess an additional $4 per non-residential building permit for funding the State’s Certified Access Specialist program.

County of San Bernardino Approved Fabricator List

Approved Fabricator List

Daily Inspection Schedule

Check a Contractor's State License Status at the
Contractors State License Board's website.

Register A Complaint

New California Codes

2019 code

New 2019 California Codes went into effect January 1, 2020.

Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2020 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2019 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 2019 CA Codes. The 2016 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2019. Hence, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2016 CA Codes.

Significant Changes to the 2019 CBC 

Significant Changes to the 2019 CRC