The list below includes some of the most commonly requested permits and is not a comprehensive list.
The City offers a fully online permit application process for the following permit types:
- Electrical – Residential Service Changeouts
- Mechanical - Residential HVAC Changeouts
- Plumbing – Residential Water Heater Changeouts
- Re-Roof – Residential Reroof
- Solar PV – Residential Solar PV
- Master Application
Public Works Permits
- Haul Permit
- Encroachment Permit
The City does not issue business licenses, but a business registration process is required local businesses.
The Building & Safety Department issues a variety of permits related to building new structures and remodeling or demolishing existing structures.
The Building & Safety Department applies building standards that are specific to the type of structure being constructed or modified.
A certificate of occupancy is typically issued when a building project is completed.
The City Clerk’s Office oversees the cannabis permitting process for commercial cultivation and/or sale of cannabis.
An encroachment permit is required for any person or entity performing work within the public right-of-way. This typically includes utility and road construction contractors.
A grading permit is required when a construction or maintenance activity changes the grade of land.
A home occupation permit is required when a person does business in a home, uses a home address as a business address on business tax certificates, or uses a home phone as a business phone.
Some areas in the Rubidoux and Pedley neighborhoods are subject to seasonal permit parking.
The Planning Department issues a variety of permits that are typically required at the early stages of projects.