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PLANNING DIVISION

1.   Q:  How do I know if I need a Home Occupation Permit for my business?

     A:  If you run a business from your home then you must obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the Planning Division of the Community Development Department, regardless of the work involved. Please check with the Planning Staff to see if your business qualifies as a Home Occupation. (Link to HOP)

2.   Q:  I live in a home that is a Heritage Home and want to know if that requires a review from the City regarding my remodel?

      A:  The Heritage Award is strictly an Honorary Designation from the Redlands Historical Society. Although obtaining a Heritage Award from the Redlands Historic Society is a prestigious honor it is not a designation adopted by the City of Redlands. A structure only needs review from the City's Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission when it is a recognized Resource or Landmark from the City of Redlands.

3.   Q:  I want to modify the sign for my business and want to know if that requires a permit from the City.

      A:  Any modification to your sign, including change of copy needs to be approved by the Community Development Department

4.   Q:  Are Banners legal in the City of Redlands?

      A:  Yes Banners are legal in the City of Redlands. Effective July 2, 1998 a commercial enterprise can apply for a Banner for a period of up to one month up to four times a year. In order to display a banner it does require a permit and is subject to certain regulations.

5.   Q:  I want to build a room addition on my house what do I need to do.

      A:  The first thing you should do is to discuss your project with Planning staff to see if you can meet the zoning requirements such as lot coverage, setbacks, and height limits. Then you need to have plans drawn by a an architect or draftsperson and submit them to Building and Safety. (Link to Room Addition)

6.   Q:  How do I obtain copies of the staff reports or minutes from a Planning Commission or City Council Meeting?

      A:  If you need copies of minutes or staff reports from a Planning Commission you can call the Department Secretary and make arrangements to pick up the document or have it mailed. If it is for a City Council Meeting you may request copies of the minutes or Staff Reports directly from the City Clerk.

7.   Q:  I am opposed to a project that is on a future Agenda for the Planning Commission and/or City Council, is there anything I can do?

      A:  There are a number of ways to keep yourself informed and present your ideas to the decision makers. Projects are submitted to the Planning Division and area available for public review prior to the public hearing. A staff report is prepared for each agenda item and is available prior to the hearing. If you are unsure as to the hearing dates you may notify the City Clerk and/or Planning Secretary that you want to be notified of all future hearings on the manner. To present your ideas you may want to submit written comments to the Environmental Review Committee, Planning Commission, and/or City Council. You may also want to present oral testimony at the Public Meeting.

8.   Q:  Can I purchase the City's Zoning Map, General Plan Map, or other ordinances?

      A:  All of these items can be purchased at the Planning Division, Suite 20 in the Civic Center. Please call the Planning Secretary at (909) 798-7555 for the correct fees. The documents can be mailed or picked up in person. If you want the documents mailed then you must send in the correct amount prior to any mailing.

9.   Q:  My neighbor has a tree that is blocking my view of the mountains, what can I do?

      A:  The City does not have any view ordinances nor does it have any ordinance that would limit the growth of trees.

BUILDING AND SAFETY DIVISION

1.   Q:  When are building permits required?

      A:  A building permit will be required when a commercial or residential building proposes to remodel, enlarge, alter, or modify the interior or exterior of a structure. Building plans are required in detail to explain the proposed work.

2.   Q:  When are electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permits required?

      A:  Permits are required for any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical improvements. New installations, alterations, modifications, replacements, or change outs also require permits.

3.   Q:  Does a garden shed require a building permit?

      A:  Yes, any structure with 100 square feet of projected roof area or larger requires a building permit. A site plan and building plans are required; provide details to explain the proposed work.

4.   Q:  Does a lattice or solid cover patio require a building permit?

      A:  Yes, solid cover patios, lattice type patios and decks require a building permit. A Building plans are required, in detail to explain the proposed work, provide site plan, construction details, type of material, size of material, and connections.

5.   Q:  Does a concrete or asphalt driveway require a building permit?

      A:  Yes, new and replacement of flat work using concrete, or asphalt paving material requires a building permit. A site plan required to show the location of proposed work.

6.   Q:  When is a grading permit required?

      A:  A grading permit is required when importing or exporting more than 50 cubic yards of earth. Plans are required to be prepared by a Civil Engineer.

7.   Q:  Are fence permits required?

      A:  Yes, when installing a new fence, removing or replacing an existing fence. A chain link, wood, wrought iron, retaining walls 2' and higher, garden walls 3' and higher require a building permit. A site plan will be required prior to the issuance of a permit, provide dimensions indicating fence or wall location.

8.   Q:  Does a permit expire?

      A:  Yes, a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit issued by the Building and Safety Department under the provisions of the technical codes shall expire by limitation, or if the building or work is not commenced within 180 days from the date of such permit, the permit will become null and void. Renewals and extensions on permits may be granted, depending on permit status and completed inspections.

9.   Q:  How many plans are required to be submitted into plan check?

      A:  The Building Division requires three sets of building plans: three architectural plans with two sets of title 24 (Energy Calculations) and two sets of structural calculations. The plans must be drawn on substantial paper (Minimum 11x17).

10.  Q:  When can I request an inspection?

      A:  Requests for inspections can be received in the office of the Building Division between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. the previous day of the requested inspection. Building Inspectors are available weekdays for questions between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Remember, City offices are closed on Fridays.

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Upcoming

Today

  1. Summer Reading Program #6
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, July 29th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • "The Bubble Chef" will be our guest today in the Contemporary Club as she 'cooks' up some scientific concoctions on stage. Come prepared to be wowed!

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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, July 29th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Tomorrow

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, July 30th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, July 30th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, July 31st

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, July 31st
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, July 31st
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, August 1st

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, August 2nd

  1. Celebration of Healthy Living - Saturday Morning Farmers' Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • To kick off the City's new SNAP/EBT electronic benefits capability at the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market and as part of the City’s Healthy Redlands initiative, the City of Redlands is sponsoring a Celebration of Healthy Living at the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market in Ed Hales Park from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2.

      This free event will include composting with worms, gardening and water conservation demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; information on healthy nutrition, physical activity, and health care programs; as well as free face-painting for kids, games and prizes. The Saturday Farmers' Market is located in the City parking lot adjacent to Ed Hales Park south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.

      Presentations on the stage at Ed Hales Park will include:

      Zumba Fitness for Adults at 8:45 a.m.
      Zumba Fitness for Youth at 9:30 a.m.
      Tai Chi at 10:15 a.m.
      Tumbling for Fun at 11 a.m.

      Free shuttle service will be available every 30 minutes from the Redlands Community Center at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. to the Farmers Market.

      Additional participants and presenters include:

      The Cooking Block - Cooking Classes and C.E.N.T.E.R. Management Program
      UCCE Master Gardener Demonstrations - Container Herb Gardening and Vermi-composting (composting with worms!)
      San Bernardino Master Food Preservers
      Molina Health Care - Managing Your Health Care Needs
      YMCA of the East Valley - Youth Development and Healthy Living Programs
      Redlands Community Hospital - Health Education Programs
      Building A Generation - Family Resource Center
      Social Action Community Health Services - Low Cost Health Care Programs
      IEHP - Super Hero Nutricia Fighting Childhood Obesity!
      County of San Bernardino - Children & Family Services Programs
      City of Redlands - Water Efficient Gardening
      County of San Bernardino - Nutrition Programs
      County of San Bernardino - Transitional Assistance Department-SNAP/EBT
      City of Redlands - Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market
      County of San Bernardino - Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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  3. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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Monday, August 4th

  1. Environmental Review Committee
  2. Tango classes
    • Start time: 06:45pm
    • End date: Monday, August 4th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Tango Classes to begin at the Redlands Community Center

      Come and enjoy tango lessons in a comfortable and fun setting. Tango lessons will be taught on Mondays beginning Aug. 4 through Aug. 25. Class runs from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $8 per person; partners are not required.

      Space is limited, so sign up today at the Redlands Community Center or online at www.cityofredlands.org/recreation/classes. For more information, please call Joe Sidor at (909) 792-6076.

      All classes are held at the Redlands Community Center multipurpose room. The Redlands Community Center is located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572.

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Tuesday, August 5th

  1. Summer Reading Program #7
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Our final act of the summer will be One World, One Rhythm. Join us in the Contemporary Club for a musical adventure with these great musicians.

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  2. Summer Reading Program Finale
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • The In-N-Out Food Truck will be here for our Grand Finale to serve lunch to all of our Summer Reading participants. This will be a first come, first serve event. There will be a grilled cheese sandwich option for those who are vegetarians.

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  3. City Council Closed Session Meeting
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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  4. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  5. City Council Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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Wednesday, August 6th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, August 6th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, August 6th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Thursday, August 7th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, August 7th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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