NEW BUILDING & SAFETY FEES WILL BE IN EFFECT AS OF JULY 20, 2020.
Submit Building Permit Applications:
The following provides an overview of how customers can submit Building Permit Applications to the Building and Safety Division.
• Complete Building Permit Application;
• Complete Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing Permit Application;
• Complete Permit Application Declaration (not required if you are applying for a plan check);
• Plan set in PDF format; and
• Submit complete application(s) along with the digital plan set directly to CityofSBBuilding@sbcity.org
Your application(s) will be processed as soon as possible and in the order it was received. Instructions on next step and fee payment will follow after the application is initiated.
You may also call for an appointment to process a Building Permit in person. This process may result in delay due to available time slot.
DO NOT make an appointment if you have already submitted for a permit online.
Processing time will be longer than usual due to COVID-19. We ask for your patience as we work through a high volume of applications.
We very much appreciate your patience during this process.
Inspection requests must be made through SB Direct by calling (909) 384-7272.
Online requests will no longer be available starting January 25, 2021.
Looking for records on your property? Check online by clicking Search For Records Online.
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.
**AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020, THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO WILL BE USING THE NEW ADOPTED BUILDING CODE**
For information on the current Building Code, please visit the page for Building Standards Commission