FAQ Topic: Building Permits

How do I schedule for a building inspection?

Inspection Request Line: (909) 625-9448 Inspections will be scheduled for the next day only if scheduled before 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.  

How can I get a Construction Permit?

Road Construction permit applications are only for work done on City property in the public right-of-way such as streets, sidewalks, driveway approaches, and curbs. The application can be downloaded or collected in-person from the Public Works Engineering Department. For construction work in residential homes and private businesses, contact Building and Planning at (909) 625-9477.

When is the Building & Planning and Public Works Engineering permit counter open?

Counter Hours Community Development Building & Planning Permits (preferred for walk-ins): Morning 7am to 9am Afternoon 4pm to 5:30pm All other hours, call for an appointment at (909) 625-9477 Public Works Engineering Permits (appointment preferred) 7am to 6pm Call for availability: (909) 625-9478 City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, except for most Federal Holidays. … Continued

How do I obtain a building permit?

Building permits are issued during the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and other times by special appointment. Licensed Contractors In order for a permit to be issued to a licensed contractor, the following must be presented: Valid contractor’s license, pocket copy (not wall copy);  Proof of … Continued

What are zoning restrictions in the city?

The Zoning Code of the City of Montclair is contained in Title 11 of the Montclair Municipal Code. For specific questions about the zoning restrictions in the City, contact the City’s Planning Division at (909) 625-9435.

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