Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of City regulations concerning construction on private property and for establishing and enforcing minimum building codes for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of those who live, work, shop, and play in Montclair.

Building staff provide public counter information, handle phone and online inquiries, issue building permits, and perform building plan checks and on-site construction inspections. The relatively small geographic area of the City allows Building staff to spend the amount of time necessary with residents, business owners, and developers to ensure that projects move forward in an expeditious manner. The Building Division also plays an integral role in regularly scheduled Development Review Committee meetings. Staff members interact regularly with other City departments to address any issues of mutual interest early in the construction process in order to avoid needless delays.

Building Inspections

  • Inspection Request Line: (909) 625-9448
    • Inspections will be for the next day only if scheduled prior to 5:00 p.m. the day before. The City is closed every Friday. If an inspection request is called in on Thursday, the inspection will be scheduled for Monday.

Building Division Staff

Merry Westerlin
Building Official/Fire Prevention Manager

Rudy Arensdorff
Building Inspector

Counter Hours

Building Division
Counter Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Call to make an appointment outside of the posted Counter Hours.
Building Inspection Hotline
Inspection Hotline

Inspections will be for next day only if scheduled prior to 5:00 p.m. the day before.
The City is closed every Friday. If an inspection request is called in on Thursday, the inspection will be scheduled for Monday
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