Building Services

OVERVIEW
The Building Division is responsible for issuing building permits and providing detailed inspections of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing projects. Building Inspection also investigates and responds to all citizen complaints concerning construction or safety issues of structures throughout the city.


For more information:

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CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR INFORMATION

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News from the Building Official

  • Significant Changes for the 2019 California Building Code 
  • Development East of I-80:  A Geo-tech report on all development (such as construction, grading, and tree removal) east of I-80 is required due to the soil type close proximity to an active fault and a greater potential for a landslide (2016 CBC 107.1).  The Geo-tech report is in addition to the required soils report.

Permit Center

Most construction, remodeling and repairs require building permits as well as most electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations, repairs and replacements. Before applying for a permit, please review the Owner Builder Information/Spanish translation

Apply for a permit 

  1. Verify if your project requires plans. Please contact staff if you have questions.
  2. Prepare required application forms 
  3. Prepare plans (if required for the project). Maximum plan size for construction documents cannot exceed 24-inches by 36-inches.
  4. Verify if additional approvals are required from outside agencies. Please click here for a list of the outside agencies' contact information.
  5. Submit application forms, payment, plans (if required) and approval stamps from outside agencies (if required).
PAYMENT OPTIONS SUBMISSION OPTIONS
  • Electronic submission - Please contact 510-215-3030 for weblink 
  • Drop-off is available Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Call 510-215-3030 to coordinate plan drop-off 
  • Envíe planos electrónicamente - . Llame al 510-215-3030 para el sitio web. Se pueden ir a dejar de Martes y Jueves de 12:00pm - 3:00pm. 
  • Llame al 510-215-3030 para coordinar la entrega de planos

Issued permits

  • Click here to view building permits issued in the past month
  • Click here  to access the archive of issued building permit

Fees

Inspections

We will be conduction Building Inspections Tuesdays - Thursdays; Call 510-215-3030 to schedule an inspection. 

Estaremos haciendo inspecciones de edificios los martes - jueves, llame al 510-215-3030 para programar una inspección.

Additional Information and Forms

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  **Contractor: Copy of the fully executed contract between Vendor and Customer is required for permit issuance**
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Information for Contractors and Homeowners:

As a contractor, to pull a permit in the City of San Pablo you will need to provide a complete scope of work and value of the job signed by the contractor and property owner/customer. You will be required to provide your contractors pocket card or written authorization from the card holder and a copy of their valid drivers’ license or identification (for signature validation) and valid identification or license for the person pulling the permits. 

As a homeowner, you will need to bring a valid drivers’ license or identification, and you must be listed on the title/deed of the property or you will need a letter of authorization from the property owner, a copy of the property owners drivers license (for signature validation) valid identification or license for the person pulling the permits. 

Plancheck and plans may be required depending on the scope of work. Call the building division at (510) 215-3030 to verify if plans will be required.