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**Attention El Cerrito Building Permit Customers:
On September 12th-15th the Building staff will be participating in our annual continuing education and training week. Because of this, staffing levels will be below normal and available inspection times will be reduced. Please try, if possible, to manage your projects so as to arrange for inspections either before or after this time period. Counter staff will also be at a minimum and may result in longer wait times for submitting applications, picking up permits and other Building counter business. Again, if possible, please try to take care of your counter business either before or after our training days.

The Building Division ensures new construction is built in a manner that satisfies the health and safety regulations set forth by the California Building Code and the El Cerrito Municipal Code.

The Building Division staff assists residents, business owners, residential contractors, and commercial developers with construction related issues through face to face meetings at the counter and field, Building Code interpretations, plan review, issuance of building permits upon approval of plans, inspection of construction, as well as code enforcement actions. In addition, the staff works with landlords and tenants to implement the Rental Inspection Program to ensure that the city's rental housing stock is safe and sanitary as defined in the El Cerrito Municipal Code.
To schedule an inspection:
Fill out our online Inspection Request Formemail or call 510-215-4360

For permit information or other inquiries:
Email or call 510-215-4349

General Inquiries

Email or call 510-215-4362

Use the buttons on the left or the links below to learn more about the Building Division:

Building Permits

Residential Rental Inspection Program

Green Building

Current Building Codes

Code Enforcement

2014-15 Master Fee Schedule, including Building Fees

Mark Soltes
Building Official
Ph: 215-4360

Building Permits and Inspections

To schedule an inspection:
Use our online form or email
Ph: 215-4360

For permits:
Ph: 215-4349

General Inquiries:
Ph: 215-4362

City Hall

10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alternate Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed every other Friday)