Building Division

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One-Stop Permit Center
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Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Building Division.

Our office is providing limited services on a modified schedule until further notice in accordance with the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s order.

Simple residential permit applications for water heaters, furnaces, window replacements, re-roofs, and solar installations can be submitted via email along with a remote payment form to permittechs@ci.richmond.ca.us

Other permit application submittals may be made by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 620-6868 during counter hours to speak to a Permit Technician or email your contact phone number to permittechs@ci.richmond.ca.us, and a permit technician will contact you directly to schedule the appointment.

In compliance with the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s order, only certain inspections are being performed at this time. To determine if your inspection can be scheduled, please call (510) 620-6868 during counter hours to speak to a Permit Technician or email your contact phone number to permittechs@ci.richmond.ca.us and a permit technician will contact you directly.

Please understand that staff will be checking phone messages, emails, and faxes, but maybe delayed in their response.

Please assist us in reducing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by observing the shelter in place and staying home if you are sick. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Thank you, and stay well!


(Mensaje en Español)


Contact Information


450 Civic Center Plaza - 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804

Information & Inspections:

510-620-6868

Ayuda en Español

:

510-621-1285
    (Spanish Information) 


Res. Rental Insp. Prog. Help Line:

510-781-5174

Permit Center Hours: NEW PERMIT COUNTER HOURS (Starting Friday, April 5, 2019)

        Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
        Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 

                

Plan Checker Counter Hours:

       Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am
       *Mandatory Sign-in 8:30am - 9:30am
       Friday - No Plan Checker
  
*Meeting with Plan Checker is by appointment. To make an appointment, please sign-in with the Permit Technicians from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 

Mission


The Building Division provides advice and technical expertise to assist customers with complex construction issues. The Division is committed to ensuring compliance with the evolving building codes and the safe and timely completion of building projects (read more)...
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