Virtual Inspection

San Bernardino County Building and Safety offers Virtual Inspections (VI) for various permit applications. VI is performed through a video conference by utilizing smartphones or tablets between the County Building Inspector and the property owner or contractor of a project.The major benefit of utilizing VI is the ability to schedule a precise inspection time, thus eliminating the 2-4 hours of wait time.

The following is an outline of the simple process:

  1. Utilize a smartphone or tablet with internet connectivity (please check your area for reception prior to scheduling a VI) to download/install the free software (Search Cisco Webex within the app store or play store)
  2. Call to schedule a VI with County Building and Safety at (909) 387-8311 or (760) 995-8140
  3. At the scheduled date and time, connect to the VI through the downloaded app
  4. Complete the inspection
  5. Receive the follow-up email from the County Inspector. This email will contain either an approved job card, or a correction notice

The following is a list of inspections eligible for Virtual Inspection:


Roof mount solar Ground mount solar Retaining wall footings Shower pan
Gas air tests Insulation Drywall Stucco mesh
Exterior siding/Drywall Reroofs Minor framing/shear* Light standard footings
Trash enclosures Slab grade Sewer Water service
Signs, including reface/replacement Septic tanks/seepage pits/leach lines Cell tower antenna addition/replacements Foundation retrofits, including mobile homes
Temp power Water heaters Simple HVAC change outs Window replacements
Water re-pipes

*Minor, small projects will be evaluated by the County Regional Building Inspector Supervisors.

If the type of inspection you are looking for is not on the list and you would like to see if it can become eligible please contact County Building and Safety Division.

If you have any questions regarding Virtual Inspections, please call San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department, Building and Safety Division at (909) 387-8311

or (760) 995-8140.