When is a permit required?

A permit is generally required for any new building, addition, alteration, repair, or change in use of an existing building or structure, and site improvements. Examples of residential items that require permits: *Water heater replacement *Re-Roof *Interior remodels *Window replacements *Patio covers *Second Story Decks *Balconies.  Examples of commercial items that require permits: *Moveable cases more than 6' in height *Shelving units/gondolas more than 6' in height *Addition of walls *Removal of bearing walls or non-bearing demising walls between two or more spaces *Changes made to the electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems *Change in occupancy. You may also contact the Building and Safety Division at (909) 364-2780 to determine if a proposed project requires a permit.

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1. What if I have a complaint about a contractor that I hired to do work at my home?
2. How can I verify if the contractor I hired is a state licensed contractor?
3. When is a permit required?
4. What is exempt from permits?
5. How long does a plan review take?
6. What are the hours of operation for the Community Development counter?
7. Can I obtain a copy of the construction plans to my house from the Building and Safety Department?
8. How do I schedule a building inspection?
9. How can I verify if I am on the inspection schedule for today?
10. Where can I find the currently adopted building codes?
11. What forms of payment are accepted in the Community Development Department?
12. Where can I find a permit dated prior to 1991?
13. What are the requirements for a Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Permit?