Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Fire Prevention Bureau

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fire Prevention ImageThe goal of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to prevent or reduce the number and magnitude of emergency situations.  This goal is accomplished by implementing programs and policies that mitigate the loss of life and property.

The Bureau is staffed by a Deputy Fire Marshal,Scott Sherwood and Managed by the Building Official/Code Enforcement Manager, Merry Westerlin.




The Bureau is responsible for the following duties:

  • Adopting and administering the Fire Code
  • Conducting fire safety inspections at new and existing occupancies
  • Managing inspection records and reports for all occupancies within the City
  • Issuing permits required by the California Fire Code
  • Reviewing plans to ensure that they are in compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and standards
  • Enforcing the City's Weed Abatement Program
  • Working with the City's Building Division and construction industry to provide local Fire Code interpretation
  • Creating guidance documents and standards to assist residents and businesses with understanding the Fire Code
  • Implementing public education programs
  • Investigating fires to determine cause and origin
  • Promoting the City's Zero Tolerance Fireworks Program

Click on the links below for more information about the Bureau's programs.

Fire Code Amendments

Plan Check and Permit Process

Knox Box Program

Weed Abatement Program


We hope that the information provided on this website is beneficial to you.  If you require additional information, please contact the Montclair Deputy Fire Marshal at (909) 447-3552.