Private Development


The processing of development projects is administered through the Redlands Community Development Department. However, off-site improvement plans for street construction, storm drain, and traffic signals, along with record maps are reviewed and checked by the Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department. General procedures for submittal of plans and maps for review and checking are as follows:

For private development projects the Developer’s Consulting Engineer submits plans for review with all applicable reference materials as delineated on the Plan Checking Submittal Requirement sheet to the Engineering Administration Division. For more information call (909) 798-7585.

The plan check fee must be submitted prior to the commencing of plan check. A list of various fees is included in the schedule of Engineering Deposits and Fees

Prior to completion of first plan check and all subsequent plan checks, the Plan Check Engineer will resolve any potential conflicting comments and return one set of check prints to the Developer’s Consulting Engineer.

If the Consulting Engineer wishes to discuss any of the comments, he/she can call to review comments or can request a meeting with the Plan Check Engineer.

Reviews required by other agencies such as Utility Companies and Caltrans may have different plan check turnaround times than the City. Plan checks may proceed without input from all agencies; however, prior to the final approval, input from all agencies shall be reviewed by City and all appropriate comments and plan modifications of other agencies shall be addressed and incorporated into the plans. It is the Consulting Engineer’s responsibility to coordinate other agencies plan check which may be affected by the project or have an affect on the project.

All subsequent plan checks shall be submitted to the assigned Plan Check Engineer and shall include prior check prints and comments.

The Consulting Engineer shall make corrections to improvement plans, maps, reports and calculations according to the Engineering plan check reviews. A complete set of previous check print markups along with two sets of corrected prints shall be resubmitted to the Engineering Administration Division.

The second plan check submittal by the Consulting Engineer shall include updated construction cost estimates and an indication of the type of security (surety, letter of credit, cash, account assignment) to be used. The Plan Check Engineer shall verify construction quantities and determine the bond, fees, and prepare the subdivision improvement agreement. The agreement and security shall be 100% of the cost of public improvements for faithful performance and 50% of the cost of public improvements for labor and materials.

Upon completion of the plan checking process (including other agencies’ review as applicable), the Plan Check Engineer will direct the Consulting Engineer to transmit to the Engineering Administration Division an original mylar of the map, improvement plans and other reports for the Public Works Director’s approval.

The subdivision map and public improvement agreement will be scheduled for City Council action upon the completion of the following:

Subdivision agreements (signed and notarized):

  1. Easements and other agreements are signed and submitted.
  2. Conditions of approval.

Subdivision map will be submitted to City Clerk and City Engineer for signatures upon completion of the following:

  1. Deposits and fees (paid).
  2. All bonds (submitted).
  3. Subdivision guarantee (submitted).
  4. All conditions of approval (satisfied).
  5. City Council approval of Subdivision Agreement, Public Improvement Drawings
  6. and Final Map.

After the City Clerk and City Engineer approvals (signatures), the subdivision map and easements (if applicable) will be submitted to the City Council for final approval. Final map will then be released to the title insurance company for recordation processing.

The Plan Check Engineer will notify the Consulting Engineer that the plans have been approved and will transmit the originals plans for prints and in-house filing.

Prints of plans needed by the Consulting Engineer and owner for contract bidding and construction shall be required through a bonded blue print company or the Consulting Engineer only.

Construction permits will be issued only after appropriate plans are signed, public improvement agreement executed and bonded for, and fees and deposits paid.

The Engineering Administration Division will concur with approval of the building permits after subdivision maps are recorded, all conditions are met, and all permit fees are paid.

Once all public facilities have been constructed, survey monumentation have been set and record drawing have been submitted, the faithful performance’s security is reduced to 10% of its original value. The labor and materials security is reduced to 10% of its original value ninety (90) days later. For a one-year period, the developer is responsible for the repair and replacement of any public improvement deficiencies. The Consulting Engineer provides City with a letter of monumentation certification upon completion of monument placement.

Plan Check Submittal Requirements

Download Plan Check Submittal Requirements Form

Redlands Water, Sewer, Solid Waste Services

City of Redlands, Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department
35 Cajon Street, #15A, Redlands, CA 92373
telephone: (909) 798-7551

List of Other Agencies

Public Agencies:

City of Highland
27215 Base Line Avenue, Highland CA 92346
Telephone: (909) 864-6861

City of Loma Linda
25541 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354-3103
Telephone: (909) 799-2800

City of San Bernardino
300 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92418
Telephone: (909) 384-5211

City of Yucaipa
34272 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399
Telephone: (909) 797-2489

County of San Bernardino, Public Services Group
825 East Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
Telephone: (909) 387-2800

State of California, Department of Transportation
Caltrans, District 8, 464 West 4th Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415, telephone: (909) 383-4561

Utility Companies:

Electric Service
Southern California Edison Company
287 Tennessee Street, Redlands, CA 92373
telephone: (909) 307-6767

Natural Gas Service
Southern California Gas Company
P. O. Box 3003, SC 8031, Redlands, CA 92373-0306
Telephone: (909) 335-7547

Cable Television Service
1078 E Hospitality Ln Ste D, San Bernardino, CA92408
Telephone: (888) 892-2253

Telephone/ Fiber Internet
Frontier Communications  
9 S. 4th Street, Redlands, CA 92373
Email:  Telephone: (760) 333-2531