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

General Email Address:

Email address and phone number for specific staff members see Staff Directory.

General Telephone Number:

(909) 370-5079

Inspection Line:
Please call by 4:00 p.m. to schedule an inspection the following day.  Thursday and Friday calls roll over to the following Monday or work day in case of a holiday.  The building inspection routing slip is usually ready by 7:30 a.m. the following morning. 

(909) 370-5131

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

"NEW EARTHQUAKE BRACE+BOLT PROGRAM" - Developed by the California Earthquake Authority and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services - Click Here to Access the Eathquake Brace+Bolt Information Bulletin

provides the latest status of projects in the Building & Safety Division's Plan Check/Permit  Review Process:   Click here to view Colton Plan Check / Permit Status Log

When Do I Need a Building Permit?


Contractors, Design Professionals, Developers, Home-Owners, Public in General:

On January 1, 2017, the new 2016 California Building Code will become effective for all new permit applications as prescribed within adopted Ordinance 0-26-16. Please see  the  Q&A 2016 Building Code Information Bulletin for more information

The 2016 California Building Standards Code CBSC, that were adopted by Colton, became effective statewide on January 1, 2017. Included in the new CBSC are:

  • 2016 California Building Code
  • 2016 California Residential Code
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code
  • 2016 California Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code
  • 2016 California Fire Code
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code

Additionally, the City of Colton adopted amendments to these codes which also became effective on January 6, 2017. These amendments, plus other building codes adopted, are found in our Municipal Code Title 15

Building Division
Contact Us by Email

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
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Starting January 1, 2017

Building Official: Ramon Hernandez, CBO

Staff Directory

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