Building & Safety

Welcome to the Building & Safety Division 

The Building & Safety Division is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the community by ensuring that all newly constructed and remodeled buildings on private property conform to the City's building codes and ordinances. This is accomplished through the building permit and inspections process.

With a few minor exceptions, building permits are required for all structural, electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning work. Permits for work that is minor in nature such as water heater replacements or electrical panel upgrades are usually issued directly over the counter. Other, or more complex, projects will require the submittal of plans and specifications, which will be reviewed for code compliance prior to the issuance of building permits. In certain circumstances, Professionally Prepared Plans by a California Registered Architect or Engineer will be required.

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Click here to check on your project's Plan Check, Permit and Inspection Status


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Inspection requests must be made through SB Direct by calling (909) 384-7272.

Building Inspection Infographic

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For additional information, forms, and handouts, please visit our Documents Library web page.


Earthquake Brace & Bolt Program

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) was developed to help homeowners lessen the potential for damage to their houses during an earthquake. A residential seismic retrofit strengthens an existing house, making it more resistant to earthquake activity such as ground shaking and soil failure. A typical retrofit may cost between $3,000 and $7,000 depending upon the location, the size of the house, and the amount of work involved.