Building

The Building Division ensures new construction is built in a manner that satisfies the health and safety regulations set forth by the California Building Code and the El Cerrito Municipal Code.

The Building Division staff assists residents, business owners, residential contractors, and commercial developers with construction related issues through face to face meetings at the counter and field, Building Code interpretations, plan review, issuance of building permits upon approval of plans, inspection of construction, as well as code enforcement actions. In addition, the staff works with landlords and tenants to implement the Rental Inspection Program to ensure that the city's rental housing stock is safe and sanitary as defined in the El Cerrito Municipal Code.
To schedule an inspection or permit information:
Fill out our online Inspection Request Form, email or call 510-215-4360


Use the buttons on the left or the links below to learn more about the Building Division:

Building Permits

El Cerrito's Homeowner Workshop Series

Residential Rental Inspection Program

Green Building

Current Building Codes

Code Enforcement

2017-18 Master Fee Schedule, including Building Fees