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When is a permit required?
The best way to determine if a proposed project requires a permit is to contact the Building and Safety Department at (909) 364-2780.
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
* Additions 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

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1. When is a permit required?
2. What is exempt from permits?
3. How long does a plan review take?
4. What are the hours of operation for the Community Development counter?
5. Can I obtain a copy of the construction plans to my house from the Building and Safety Department?
6. Where do I call to schedule an inspection?
7. Where do I call to verify that I am on the inspection schedule for today?
8. What codes are currently adopted by the Building and Safety Division?
9. What forms of payment are accepted in the Community Development Department?
10. Where can I find a permit dated prior to 1991?