How do I apply for a research of the
building inspection records or commercial plans for a particular
Building inspection files are public records and requests for
research can be done by FAX, mail, or in person at the Permit Counter.
What are the requirements for a patio addition? See Ordinances & Standards.
Plans are required and there specifications that must be met with
regards to the materials used and footings.
What are the fencing and alarm requirements for a swimming pool,
spa or hot tub?
There are permit and safety requirements that must be met including
submitting plans for review.
What are the specifications for handicapped parking, ramps and
Depending on the situation and location, there are different specifications.
What are the handicap specifications for restrooms and drinking
The specifications vary, depending on the size and location of
the restroom or drinking fountain.
What is an "encroachment" and how would I get a permit
In general, an encroachment is defined as any permanent or temporary
fixture (such as a fence) that intrudes into, upon, over or under
any street, alley, sidewalk, or public way and certain requirements
have to be met in order to get a permit for a proposed encroachment.
In order to move a building to new location, what are the requirements
for a permit?
Among other things, plans must be submitted and the building must
be fully inspected by a licensed civil or structural engineer or
a licensed architect. There are also requirements and conditions
that must be met regarding the building's condition and the site
and neighborhood to which it is going to be moved. A cash deposit
or performance bond to guarantee full compliance is required in
addition to the permit fee.
What is needed to apply for a garage conversion permit?
Plans are required and off street parking and set
back requirements must be met. If the converted garage is going
to be used as a bedroom,
the conditions of UBC Section 1204 must be adhered. In most cases,
a Special Inspection is required before the building permit is
For brochures contact the Building Division at(661) 326-3720.
What is a public nuisance and how would it be abated?
A public nuisance could be any number of things that
affect private property or a neighborhood. Common examples are
with weeds and/or trash and debris; abandoned vehicles; vacant
buildings that neglected or partially destroyed. When these conditions
exist in a neighborhood, they can be reported to the Code Enforcement
section for investigation.
What are the specifics needed for residential fire protection
Unless the owner of a owner occupied single family dwelling is
installing his own system, all fire protection systems must be
installed by specified contractors. Plans must be submitted in
either case that include a floor plan indicating sprinkler or device
locations, plus piping or wiring layout. The plans must include
a detail of the riser and indicate the sprinkler used. The piping
may be copper, steel or CPVC. The system must be hydraulically
calculated using the pressure, flow and residual reduced by 15%.
The system must also be tested with house water pressure and be
inspected by the Building Division. New house systems are tested
at time of frame.
What is needed for a sign permit?
Signs and banners require a permit. The requirements varying depending
on what type of sign is to be installed and zoning laws.
What are the requirements for waste tire removal and hauling?
There are comprehensive requirements for the storage and disposal
of waste tires per the California Legislature and the Tire Recycling
Act which are intended to address potential fire and health risks.