Residential Applications/Permits

Residential



You will find all applications used by our department for residential purposes. If you are unsure of which application you need please contact the Community Development Department at (909) 364-2740.


Application / Information / Requirements When do I Need This Application?
 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Information - Ordinance (PDF)  Required for construction of a secondary dwelling unit.
Appeal Information and Application (PDF)  
To appeal a land use decision made by a reviewing authority other than the City Council.
Bathroom Remodel Requirements (PDF) List of requirements for interior bathroom remodels.
Building Envelope Requirements (PDF) Standards for proposed new development in hillside areas.
Building Location Certification (PDF)  Building elevation, location and height certification. To be completed by a licensed Land Surveyor or registered Civil Engineer.
Building Permit Application (PDF) Required to do any type of construction in the City.
Building Permit Authorization ( Precise Grade: Commercial & Multifamily Residential Development) Application (PDF) When submitting precise grading plans / on-site utility plans for a commercial or multifamily development.
Building Permit Authorization (Precise Grade: Residential Single Lot Development) Application (PDF) When submitting precise grading plans / on-site utility plans for a residential single lot development.
Building Permit Authorization (Precise Grade: Tract Development) Application (PDF) When submitting precise grading plans / on-site utility plans for a tract development.
Change of Address Application (PDF)
 To request an address number change.
Conditional Use Permit Application & Information (PDF) Required for construction, alteration, or expansion of every use that is allowed within a land use district; subject to a conditional use permit.
Demolition Requirements (PDF) Requirements for demolition plan submittal.
Design Review Information and Application: Custom Home (PDF)
Required for any residential construction on vacant property, any additions or reconstruction projects that are equal to 50% or more of existing floor area of existing on-site buildings.
Design Review Information and Application: Tract (PDF) Application and requirements for plan submittal.
Equestrian and Large Animal Permit Application and Procedures (PDF) Required for any equestrian and large animal keeping uses or businesses within the Equestrian Large Animal Overlay District.
EV Charging Station Checklist (PDF)
This checklist is to be submitted with a building permit application for all electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) projects.
EV Permitting Process (PDF)
 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Permitting Process
Extension of Time Information and Applications (PDF)
To request an extension of time of a conditional approval of a project.
Fire Flow Test Application (PDF)
Determines the fire flow availability for publicly maintained hydrants.
Gate Guarded Neighborhood Information and Applications (PDF) Required to establish a gate guarded neighborhood.
General Plan and Development Code Amendments Information (PDF) Required for changes to the general plan, development code, or zoning map.
Geotechnical Report Information (PDF) Guidelines for preparation of geotechnical reports.
Grading Inspection Report (PDF) Required for any grading. 
Gray Water Systems Information (PDF) California plumbing standards for laundry to landscape simple gray water systems.
Home Occupation Permit (PDF)
Required to conduct business from a single family residence.
How to Prepare a Residential Plot Plan Information (PDF) Guidelines for preparing a residential plot plan.
HVAC Information and Application (PDF) When performing an HVAC changeout or repair.
Isometric Drawings - Samples (PDF) Samples of Waste, Vent, and Domestic Water Isometric Drawings
Kitchen Alteration Checklist Information (PDF)
Chart indicating what work requires permits and other important information.
Kitchen Remodel Information (PDF) 
Instructions on how to submit plans and explains electrical requirements.
Land Use Application Questionnaire (PDF)
 Used for all but minor land use applications; "Environmental Study Guidelines" are referenced in the application.
Landscape Plan Review Information and Application (PDF)
Required to verify compliance of design standards and conditions of approval for approved projects.
Landscape Plan Review - Single-Family Residence (PDF) Required to verify compliance of design standards and conditions of approval for approved projects.
Major Variance Application and Information (PDF)
A procedure to provide relief from zoning provisions when special circumstances applicable to a property deprives such property of privileges enjoyed by other properties in the vicinity with the same zoning designation.
Minor Pre-Entitlement Research Application (PDF) This application is for pre-entitlement review that requires staff time for research, meeting attendance, conference calls, etc., prior to formal application submittal.
Minor Variance Application and Information (PDF)
A procedure to provide relief from zoning provisions when special circumstances applicable to a property deprives such property of privileges enjoyed by other properties in the vicinity with the same zoning designation.
Outdoor Fireplace Requirements (PDF) Requirements for outdoor fireplaces.
Patio Cover Information (Lattice and Solid) (PDF) Provides pre-engineered details for lattice and solid patio covers.
Patio Cover Information (Tile) (PDF) Provides pre-engineered details for tile patio covers.
Permit Process for Custom Home Information (PDF) Explains the custom home permit procedure.
Photovoltaic (Solar) Power Information and Application (PDF) If planning on installing any kind of solar electric generating equipment.
Plan Check Contact List Information (PDF)
List of important phone numbers frequently used during the plan check process.
Plan Preparation / Signature on Plans Information (PDF)
Explains how to prepare plans for submittal and required signatures.
Plan Submittal Checklist: Tract (PDF)
List of requirements that must be fulfilled prior to acceptance for plan review.
Pool / Spa Demolition Requirements (PDF) Process for demolishing a pool or spa.
Pool / Spa Enclosure Requirements (PDF) Process for proper enclosement of a pool or spa.
Pool / Spa Submittal Information and Application (PDF)
Submittal requirements and California Building Code (CBC) requirements.
Pre-grading Meeting Information (PDF) Explains the purpose and process of a pre-grading meeting. 
Property Owner Authorization Application (PDF)
Disclosures and forms for owner-builders applying for construction permits.
Reasonable Accommodations in Housing Development for Disabled or Handicapped Individuals Application and Procedure (PDF)
Provides a process for individuals with disabilities to make requests for, and be provided, reasonable accommodation, when reasonable accommodation is warranted based upon sufficient evidence, from the various City laws, rules, policies, practices and/or procedures of the City, including land use and zoning regulations.
Recreation Vehicle Parking Requirements (PDF) List of requirements for parking an RV.
Recycled Water Services Information and Application (PDF)
Required for construction of all recycled water lines. 
Reroofing Requirements (PDF)
This application is required when reroofing a home. 
Reroofing & Cool Roof Requirements and Application (PDF)
 This document includes information regarding reroof and cool roof requirements. 
Residential Addition & Remodel Application and Checklist (PDF)
When submitting an application / plans for a residential remodel or addition.
Residential Custom Home Application and Checklist (PDF) When building a new custom home.
Residential Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic (PV) Application & Checklist (PDF) This application and checklist is required for residential roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) (Solar) systems at one- and two-story dwellings.  
Residential Tract Development Application (PDF)
Required to verify compliance of design standards and conditions of approval and submittal requirements.
Retaining Wall Information (PDF)
To determine if you need a permit or not and submittal requirements.
Retaining Wall Submittal Requirements (PDF) City standard retaining wall and how to build it.
SB 9 - Housing Development Application (PDF)  Application and Eligibility Checklist for housing developments with up to two dwelling units as authorized by Government Code § 65852.21 and 66411.7. This application is required prior to the submission of construction documents to the Building and Safety Division.
SB 9 - Urban Lot Split Subdivision Application (PDF) Application and Eligibility Checklist for subdivisions as authorized
by Government Code § 65852.21 and 66411.7. This application is required prior to the submission of the Final Map to the Engineering Division. 
SB 330 - Pre-Application Review (PDF)  This form serves as the preliminary application for housing development projects seeking vesting rights pursuant to SB 330, the Housing Crisis Act of 2019.
Second Story Decks Standards Information (PDF) Provides pre-engineered details for a second-story deck. 
Sewer Connection Requirements (PDF)
List of requirements for sewers when abandoning an existing septic system.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector/Alarm Requirements (PDF)*
Explains when and where smoke detectors/alarms are required (for residential only). *This application must be completed and signed by the homeowner, not the contractor, in order for the permit to be issued.
Soils and Geology Review Information and Application (PDF) Explains procedure and submittal requirements.
Special Events Information and Application (PDF) For temporary use of property for special events (i.e. fairs, carnivals, religious, pageants, etc.)
Stairs and Handrail Requirements (PDF)
 Measurement requirements for pool slides and raised deck area stairs and handrails.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention (PDF) Information about proper drainage of a pool or spa.
Temporary Special Events: Block Party Information and Application (PDF)   Contains information about having a block party and necessary requirements.
Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (Construction Office / Security Office) (PDF)
 To obtain a setdown permit for a temporary construction or security office.
Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (General) (PDF)
To allow certain uses to operate in the City for a defined period of time.
Temporary Use Permit Information and Application (Model Home / Sales Office / Design Center / Sales Trailer and Temporary Signs) (PDF)
For temporary use of residential units within recorded subdivisions as sales office and / or model homes, sales trailer and temporary signs; also to permit temporary advertising structure.
Tentative Parcel Map (Minor Subdivision) Application and Information (PDF)   Required for subdivision of four or less parcels.
Tentative Tract Map Application & Information (PDF)
This application is required to verify compliance of design standards. A "Land Use Questionnaire" is required upon submittal of this application.

Tree Removal Information and Application (PDF)  

This application is required when it has been deemed necessary to replace, relocate, or remove a native tree or a heritage tree.
Tree Pruning Standards (PDF)
 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) tree pruning standards.
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.
Water Heater Change Out Requirements (PDF) Requirements for water heater change outs prior to permit issuance.
Window Replacement Requirements (PDF) Explains the minimum building code requirements for window repair / replacement.
Work Exempt form Permits Information (PDF) Know what work does not require a permit.
Zoning Verification Request Application (PDF) To request a letter verifying zoning for a specific Assessor's Parcel Number (APN).