Building


ATTENTION - PLEASE READ
ALL BUILDING PERMITS & DOCUMENTS MUST BE EMAILED TO: 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, City Hall services will only be available online, via email or by appointment only. Please visit www.el-cerrito.org/covid19 for the most up-to-date information and a listing of contact information and online resources where you can access the service you are looking for.
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 request an inspection:


Fill out our online Inspection Request Form.

**Please note that the Inspection Request Form is a request. You will not be considered scheduled until you receive confirmation from a permit technician.

**All inspection requests must be made at least 48 business hours prior to your preferred inspection date.

APPLICATION OR PERMIT STATUS:


For more information on a submitted application or find out permit status, click here.

To request property records or permit history:

Fill out the Records Request Form online or visit the Public Records webpage for more information.

FOR ALL OTHER BUILDING RELATED INQUIRIES: