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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.

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

Building Permits

Residential Rental Inspection Program

Green Building

Current Building Codes

Code Enforcement

2014-15 Master Fee Schedule, including Building Fees

General Inquiries: 215-4362

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Contacting the Building Division
Do your summer plans include a building or remodel project? If so, you are urged to contact the Building Division to understand the requirements for residential & commercial building additions, remodels, alterations & repairs. Additional Info...

Mark Soltes
Building Official
Ph: 215-4360

Building Permits
To schedule an inspection:
Ph: 215-4360

General Inquiries:
Ph: 215-4362

City Hall

10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alternate Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed every other Friday)