The Montclair City Council is saddened to announce that Council Member Emeritus Leonard Paulitz passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Pomona Valley Hospital in the company of his six children, and in the thoughts and prayers of innumerable friends.  Leonard, who was preceded in death by the passing of his wife Constance, was 94 years of age.

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 at 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 Division Staff

Merry Westerlin
Building Official/Code Enforcement Manager

Michael Dorsey
Plans Examiner

Rudy Arensdorff
Building Inspector

Counter Hours

Building Division
Counter Hours

City Hall
5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763
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.
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