Building & Safety


Building & Safety Division

The Building & Safety Division regulates construction and occupancy of all residential, commercial and industrial buildings in order to ensure life, fire and health safety. Prior to issuance of building permits, the Building & Safety Division performs plan check of all proposed construction projects which includes additions, and alterations to existing buildings.  Field inspections are performed on all new construction, additions, alterations and demolitions for compliance with all structural, fire, energy and life safety requirements.

The responsibilities of the Division also include providing the general public with basic construction information, seismic safety information, calculating of fees, and issuing building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and demolition permits.

Visit the Building & Safety Division located at: 

One Stop Permit Center
35 Cajon Street, Suite 15A
Redlands, CA 92373

The One Stop Permit Center is open to the public 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday. It is closed alternate Fridays. Check the calendar for closed Fridays.

Phone: 909-798-7536

Some over the counter permits may now be applied for using our online public portal by clicking here or by visiting the web address The following types of permits may be submitted using the online public portal but will require payment to be made in person prior to permit issuance.  Three (3) sets of hard copy plans/documents (when plans are required) are required to be brought in for permit issuance. 

All other permits (ie. Tenant Improvements) not listed below must be applied for/submitted in person.

  • Solar
  • Water Heaters
  • HVAC changeouts
  • Electrical panels upgrades
  • Patio Covers
  • Block walls and fencing
  • Roofing

Permit applications will not be processed until payment has been made.

The instructions to assist in the use of this new feature are located here:
Permit Portal permit creation instructions


If you would like to request a building inspection, you can use our online Building Inspection request form.

Building inspectors are available for questions by phone between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 am.

Inspection schedules for each day will be available after 8:00 am.  

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Forms & Applications

Authorized Agent Form - Property Owner
Building Permit Application
Checklist for Expedited Review of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Department Sign-off Sheet
Deputy Inspector Packet
Permit Extension
Property Owner Package
Refund Request Form
Re-roof Permit Application
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Retrofit

Flood Information

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

Flood Insurance Study (FIS) August 8th, 2008

Flood Insurance Study Volume 1
Flood Insurance Study Volume 2
Flood Insurance Study Volume 3
Flood Insurance Study Volume 4

For current water levels within San Bernardino County click here

FEMA Flood Map Service
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Substantial Improvement Worksheet

Plan Check Requirements

Residential Plan Check
Commercial Plan Check
Tenant Improvement Plan Check
Structure Design Criteria​
CALGreen Residential Checklist
CALGreen Commercial Mandatory Checklist
CALGreen Commercial Tier 1 Voluntary Checklist
CALGreen Commercial Tier 2 Voluntary Checklist

Expedited Solar Review Requirements:
Guidelines for Solar Plan Submittal
Expedited Solar Plan Review Checklist
Central Inverters standard plan
Micro Inverter standard plan

Design Requirements for Septic Systems:
Local Agency Management Program


Do I Need a Permit
Necesito un Permiso?
In-ground Pool Demolition
Pool Barriers
Residential Bathroom Renovation
Residential Kitchen Renovation​
Who Can Pull a Permit


Standard Drawings

ADA Single Use Restroom
Drainage Piping Handout
Garden Wall Standard
Grease Interceptors 750-1500 Gallons
Grease Interceptors 2000-5000 Gallons
Patio Cover Standard
Pilaster Standard
Retaining Wall Standard
Sample Box
Solar Signage Requirements
Temporary Tent Structures
Water Heater Requirements