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Building & Safety Division
Building & Safety Services
Building & Safety ensures building construction compliance with State Building Codes and local ordinances through plan check, permit and inspection services.

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Public Counter Temporary Hours - From May 30 to June 6 the public counter will close at 3:00 p.m., but staff will be available by phone)



659 N La Cadena Drive
Colton CA 92324

General Telephone Number:

(909) 370-5079

Inspection Line:

(909) 370-5131

Phone Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


When Do I Need a Building Permit?


The 2013 California Building Standards Code CBSC, that were adopted by Colton, became effective statewide on January 1, 2014. Included in the new CBSC are:

  • 2013 California Building Code
  • 2013 California Residential Code
  • 2013 California Plumbing Code
  • 2013 California Electrical Code
  • 2013 California Mechanical Code
  • 2013 California Fire Code
  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code

Additionally, the City of Colton adopted amendments to these codes which also became effective on January 1, 2014. These amendments, plus other building codes adopted, are found in our Municipal Code Title 15

New 2013 Energy Code Requirements Effective July 1, 2014
California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2013 Standards will continue to improve upon the current 2008 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2013 Standards will go into effect on July 1, 2014.

To know what has changed from the 2008 Standards, see the Summary of Major Changes from 2008.

Following are handouts provided by Ace Energy Resources Program funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission:

General Information

Fact Sheet about the Permit Process

Energy Code Ace Information Handout

CF-IR Forms (note yellow highlighted areas must be completed for submission to the City)

Residential Alteration - Fenestration (Windows)

Residential Alteration - Re-Roof

Residential Alteration - Water Heater

Residential Alteration - HVAC, Wall Heater

Fact Sheets for NonResidential Projects

2013 Cool Roofs

Nonresidential Daylighting and Controls

NonResidential Fenestration (e.g., windows, skylights, glass block . . .)

NonResidential Lighting Controls for Credit

Nonresidential Mandatory Lighting Controls

Nonresidential Trigger Sheets

Nonresidential - Exterior Lighting

Nonresidential - Fenestration

Nonresidential - HVAC Builtup

Nonresidential - HVAC Controls

Nonresidential - Interior Lighting

Nonresidential - Lighting Controls for Additions & Alterations

Nonresidential - Light Controls for New Construction

Nonresidential - Refrigeration

Nonresidential - Small Commercial - HVAC

Fact Sheets for Residential Projects

Cool Roofs and Reroofing



Residential Trigger Sheet

HVAC Alterations 

Building Division
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659 N. La Cadena Drive
Colton CA 92324

Ph: (909) 370-5079

Phone Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
2015 New Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Starting January 5, 2015

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