Permit Applications and Handouts

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Permit Applications


Effective March 1, 2023, the City will resume normal policies of expiring building permits. Permits issued prior to September 1, 2022, which have not passed a successful inspection between September 1, 2022, and March 1, 2023, are at risk of expiring. 

Building permit applicants may request a one-time extension by emailing a request to communitydevelopment@chinohills.orgFor further questions, please call the Building & Safety division at 909-364-2780.

Click the following links to view our department permit applications and handouts by category: 

Commercial Permits/Handouts 

Residential Permits/Handouts

Please note that we do not accept online submittals. All applications can be turned in at the public counter in the Community Development Department. Please read "When is a permit required?" and, "What is exempt from permits (PDF)" to determine if you need a permit. If you are still unsure if you need a permit or which application(s) may be required for your project or have any additional questions please contact the Building & Safety Department at (909) 364-2780 or email Community Development.

Administrative Applications and Fee Schedules

Application / Agreements / Fee ScheduleWhen do I Need This Application?
Application Fees (PDF) Lists all application fees for the department 
Development Impact Fee Schedule (PDF)    To view development fees  
Refund Request (PDF) To obtain a refund for a project that required a trust account 
Trust Deposit Account (TDA) Application & Agreement  (PDF) In order to process a land development project, a Trust Deposit Account (TDA) must be established prior to the City commencing any work on the project