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Please note that inspection times are am/pm only. For example, if your appointment time says "8:00AM", your appointment is between 8:00 am and 12:00 PM. if your appointment says "12:00 PM", your appointment is between 12:00 PM and 4:00 pm.
Building PERMIT Inspections (for permit numbers beginning with bd)To schedule a building inspection, please fill out our
**All inspection requests must be made at least 48 business hours, excluding Fridays, prior to your preferred inspection date.
FIRE PERMIT INSPECTIONS (FOR PERMIT NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH FR)
To schedule a fire permit inspection, please fill out our Fire Permit Inspection Request Form.
Please call 510-215-4348 with questions regarding fire inspections.
Please keep in mind that we are experiencing unusually high volumes of inspection requests and it may not possible to get an inspector out until two days after request. On the day of your inspection, make sure that the permit and approved plans are available at your project site and that the work for which you called an inspection has been completed. There is no penalty for cancelling and rescheduling an inspection.
Please make requests at least 48 business hours prior to being needed.
The cut-off time for scheduling inspections is 4 PM each day. Requests made after 4 PM will be processed the next business day. When scheduling inspections, it is required to request either an AM or PM time. Exact times will not be offered. Inspectors will no longer contact those who have requested an inspection on the morning of the inspection to allow them to leave the office sooner to accommodate greater numbers of inspections. Instead, their order of inspections will be posted here each inspection day.
Social distancing practices are still required and Construction Safety Protocols must be adhered to while our inspectors are on site. All persons present for an inspection must be wearing face masks or coverings. Failure to maintain safety requirements will result in a terminated or cancelled inspection without approval of the work for which the inspection was scheduled and a re-inspection fee of $155 will be assessed. The re-inspection will need to be scheduled for the next available day and time after the re-inspection fee has been paid.
A copy of the Construction Safety Protocols for both Large and Small projects can be found on the Contra Costa County Health Department website at https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-orders. The City of El Cerrito Building Division will also post these protocols on our website and we will make printed copies available at our permit counter.
Protocol for large construction projects
Protocol for small construction projects