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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
Exemption from the permit requirements of this Code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of other laws or ordinances.
California Building Code 2016 Edition, Volumes 1, 2 including Appendix Chapters "C", "F", "H", & "J"California Electrical Code 2016 EditionCalifornia Mechanical Code 2016 EditionCalifornia Plumbing Code 2016 Edition
The Champion Newspaper will file the fictitious business name with the County Recorder and publish your fictitious business name statement. To contact the Champion Newspaper, call (909) 628-5501, Ext. 11. San Bernardino County Recorders Office
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:7:30 am - 1:00 pm Walk-in Service2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Appointment only
Tuesday:7:30 am - 1:00 pm Walk-in Service2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Appointment only
Friday:7:30 am - 12:00 pm Appointment only
Viewing From Your City Computer: Once logged onto your work computer for the day you will see an employee blog icon on your desktop, double click and you will be automatically logged into the blog.
Viewing from Home or Outside Computer: When logging into the blog from home or an outside computer, employees must enter through the employee intranet using their website login. Once in the intranet you must use your email address or username followed by the @chinohills.org to access the blog. Your password will be the same as your computer login at work.
Problems Logging InIf you are having problems logging into the Employee Blog, please submit a "Help Desk Ticket". IT will address your issue from there. Employee Blog
Other employees do not receive compensation for Jury Duty absences. Employees that need a letter documenting that they will not be paid should contact Human Resources on Ext. 2630.
First & Last Day of Travel* - Total $40.50 *This is the amount federal employees receive for the first and last calendar day of travel. The first and last calendar day of travel is calculated at 75 percent.
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If certain criteria are met, pools can be drained into the street gutter or storm drain. The water needs to be dechlorinated. Use a home pool test kit to confirm that chlorine residual levels do not exceed 0.1 ppm and that the pH level is between 6.5 and 8.5.
Pool drainage water can be used to irrigate hearty plants, to saturate dry ground, or to soak down rocked or mulched areas. Be sure to regulate the rate of discharge so that it does not cause problems such as erosion, flooding, or overburden the downstream drainage facility.
For further information contact the City’s NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) at (909) 364-2722.
Additionally, the County of San Bernardino maintains a 24-hour toll free water pollution reporting hotline at (800) CLEANUP.
To report serious spill emergencies, call 911.
Children 16 and 17 yrs. old:Your child must appear in person with one parent's consent and present their/parent's valid I.D.
If the issuance date exceeds one year, the passport must be renewed using form DS-82, if eligible, or you may reapply for a new passport using form DS-11.
For example, the combined square footage of an existing 900-square foot home and an existing 400-square foot detached garage is 1300-square feet; therefore, an addition of 650-square feet or more would require a design review. Link to the Custom Home Design Review Application
Facilities for Rent
Chino Hills Community Center14250 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709Hours of Operation: see www.chinohills.org/CommunityCenter
City Hall Recreation Office (1st Floor)14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709*Does not accept facility rentals for Chino Hills Community Center and McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center.
City Hall Community Services Administrative Office (2nd Floor)14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709*Does not process registration or rentals at this location.
City Hall Hours: www.chinohills.org/CityHallHours
The Community Services also has parks and facilities that offer registration. See the Park and Facility guide online for more information. More...
Flocked Trees - Unfortunately, flocked trees cannot be recycled. To dispose of a flocked tree, please cut-it-up and place it inside your "trash" container or contact Chino Hills Disposal at (866) 238-2444 to schedule a free bulky item collection.
Chino Hills Recycles was designed with you in mind and requires very little effort. The program uses three 100-gallon containers: Gray for recyclables, Black for yard waste, and Green for trash. Trash Sorting Guide
1. Pay online at www.chinohills.org 2. Set up automatic charge to your Visa or Mastercard at www.chinohills.org
3. Use your checking account to automatically deduct the amount of your bill on the due date. Call 909-364-2660 to request a form to be mailed to you.
4. Mail in a check or money order with your bill stub
5. Mail in your bill stub with a Visa or Mastercard number written on the back
6. Call in your payment using a Visa or Mastercard to our Utility Billing Office @ 909-364-2660.
7. Pay in person at the finance counter on the second floor of City Hall: 14000 City Center Dr.Chino Hills, CA 91709 Auto Pay Form
14000 City Center Dr. Chino Hills, CA 91709
To establish an account you will need: 1. The service address (property address and unit # if applicable)2. Name3. Phone number & secondary phone number (if available)4. Driver’s License number5. Social Security number6. Application Fee of $15.00 (non-refundable)7. Deposit of $220 (or more depending on residence)
Payment and account information must be received before service is established. All deposits are retained by the City of Chino Hills until the account is closed. Once the account is closed, the deposit amount is then applied as a credit towards the final bill. Any remaining credit will be refunded to the resident in the form of a check, regardless of the payment type initially used to pay the deposit fee.
All new services or cancellations take one business day to process. Please keep in mind, the City is closed weekends and holidays.
The City of Chino Hills accepts cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard payments (via phone Visa and MasterCard only).
Water: There is a water service charge for being connected to the City water lines, regardless of whether water is used throughout the billing cycle or not. When water is used, consumption is billed per CCF (hundred cubic foot), in addition to the connection charge.
Trash: Service charges vary depending on the amount of cans on the property. The charge is billed monthly whether or not the resident places cans for pick-up during the billing cycle. This is in accordance to the Chino Hills Municipal Code #13.20.050.
Sewer: A flat-rate service charge will be added to each account that is connected to the City sewer lines. Charges are based on the elevation of the home, depending on gravity flow, or pumped flow.
NOTE: Only the person(s) named on the account have authorization to close service, and it takes at least one business day to disconnect.
"In order to protect the public health, safety, and well-being, and to prevent the spread of vectors, the owner, occupant, or other person responsible for the day-to-day operations of every property in the City shall make arrangements with a contractor franchised or licensed by the City for the collection of solid waste, recyclables, or compostables as set forth in this chapter."
Usually when water looks dirty or has a funny color, it’s because of changes in the way that the water delivery system is being operated. When the direction that water flows in the pipe is changed—for maintenance work on a water main, when a fire hydrant is broken in a car accident, or there is a break in a water main— materials at the bottom of the pipes get stirred up. Often, the water only looks dirty for a short time. You should not drink it until it looks clear. One way to speed the dirty water out of your own pipes is to run all of your faucets for a few minutes. If the water is still not clear, then do the same thing again every half hour or so. The problem should go away within two to four hours. If it does not, call the Water Quality Technician at (909) 364-2808.
TIPS FOR GETTING RID OF FUNNY SMELLSSince some smells in tap water may be due to problems with your sink drain or water heater, there may be things you can do. To find out if the smell is coming from your sink drain or water heater, rather than the water itself, answer the following questions:* Does the smell come from only some of your faucets? * Does the smell go away after running the water for a few minutes?If the answer is no — the smell comes from all the faucets and it does not go away in a few minutes, then the problem is likely in the water. To be sure, take a clean glass and go to the hose bib at the front of your property. Make sure to disconnect any hoses before running the water. Open it to its fullest, and run it for a few minutes. After that, fill the glass straight from the tap and smell it. If the water is better at the front faucet than at the faucets inside your property, you should flush your plumbing system by running all the faucets for a few minutes. If the odor is really strong and does not go away, contact the Water Quality Technician at (909) 364-2808.