Building & Safety is a division of the City of Riverside's Community Development Department. Our objective is to ensure that new and remodel construction adheres to state and local laws for building, electrical, housing and plumbing codes.
The Building & Safety Division achieves this goal by issuing permits and conducting field inspections of construction work for compliance with those codes.
Call (951) 826-5697
Building Permits are required for certain types of construction or remodeling. There are specific issues for residential, multi-family and commercial construction, and we encourage you to take a look at our FAQs page to get an overview of the issues or read our flyer Do I Need A Permit?.
For Building Inspections, our goal is to provide timely inspections of construction activities for builders and consumers so the built environment meets established standards and so the construction progress is not unnecessarily hampered.