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Community & Economic Development

Updated as of 6/19/2020 at 8:45am

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, City Departments are implementing temporary changes to standard business practices. 


Building Division:

For Land Development Submittals:

  • Onsite and offsite plans must provide an engineer’s cost estimate using the City’s engineer estimate form available on the City Website.
  • Landscape Plan must provide a cost estimate prepared by the Landscape Architect

**Please Note**

If you have already submitted for a permit online, DO NOT make an appointment. It will be processed in house electronically.

Electronic Submittals are being answered in the order they are received.

Processing times will be longer than usual. We ask for your patience as we work through high levels of requests.

We very much appreciate your patience during this process.



Any submittals for these divisions will be accepted through mail at the address below:



Upon receipt of the application, staff will send a confirmation e-mail that the application has been received and is being processed.  Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received.  Once processed, staff will e-mail an invoice and instructions for payment. Payment must be rendered prior to permits being issued or applications being processed. 

Payments can be made via Credit Card, Payment Link, Check or Wire Transfer (for amounts over $5,000 only).  Checks should be mailed to the address provided above (note that all checks must be accompanied by the invoice and include the permit/activity number on the check memo line). 

Once payment is received and the permit or application is processed, staff will email an electronic permit to commence work or provide instructions on how to submit construction drawings for review.   

For larger development projects, plans will be delivered to your job site by a Building Inspector.   Inspections can be scheduled via the City’s Call Center.   The number for the Call Center is located on the job card.





For additional information or updates on COVID-19, please visit www.sbcity.org/covid19



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San Bernardino, CA 92401

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