Building Division

One-Stop Permit Center
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Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Building Division.

Our office is providing limited services on a modified schedule until further notice in accordance with the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s order

The Building Division is accepting permit applications electronically. Applications can be submitted via email along with a remote payment form  to

Applicants unable to submit electronically may submit their permit applications by appointment only. Scheduled appointments must adhere to Social Distancing protocols. To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 620-6868 during counter hours to speak to a Permit Technician or email your contact phone number to, and a permit technician will contact you directly to schedule the appointment.

Permit inspections can be scheduled using a touch-tone
telephone. Customers should dial the Inspection number (800) 231-6881 and follow a series of prompts by touch tone to schedule or cancel an inspection or to retrieve inspection results. Please view or print instructions to schedule or cancel an inspection.

nspections can also be scheduled by calling (510) 620-6868 during counter hours and speaking to a Permit Technician or by emailing your contact phone number to and a permit technician will contact you directly to schedule the inspection.

Please understand that staff will be checking phone messages, emails, and faxes, but maybe delayed in their response.

Please assist us in reducing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by observing the shelter in place and staying home if you are sick. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Thank you, and stay well!

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Contact Information

450 Civic Center Plaza - 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804

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Permit Center Hours: NEW PERMIT COUNTER HOURS (Starting Friday, April 5, 2019)

        Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
        Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 


Plan Checker Counter Hours:

       Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am
       *Mandatory Sign-in 8:30am - 9:30am
       Friday - No Plan Checker
*Meeting with Plan Checker is by appointment. To make an appointment, please sign-in with the Permit Technicians from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 


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