Building & Safety

Building & Safety

About Building & Safety in Riverside

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.

New AB 3002 Disabled Access Requirements Notice for Commercial Permits effective January 1, 2019

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Questions about your construction project?

Call (951) 826-5697
Or email us at

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Building Permits

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?.

Building Inspections

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.

Property Lookup

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Note: If we can't find the address, we'll take you to the Property Viewer so you can search for it.

General Information
3900 Main St. 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5697

Fax: (951) 826-5622

Permits Issued
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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