Services Provided

Residential Permits/Handouts

Commercial Permits

The Permit Process

Proof of School District Fee Review and Payment

Code Enforcement

Balcony Inspection

Rental Inspection

Reports & Stats

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Housing Division

Planning Division

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The City of Pinole's Building Division consists of one Building Official and one Permit Technician. The following is a list of services provided by the Building Division to ensure structures in Pinole are safe and habitable:

Residential/Commercial Inspections for:

  • New Residential & Commercial Construction
  • Remodeling & Tenant Improvements
  • Repairs and/or Replacement
  • City Business License

Courtesy Inspections for:

  • Code Enforcement and Nuisance Abatement

Inspection Request Line:

Inspections require 24 hr notice. The Inspection Request line is:

  • (510) 724-8914 (24-hr recorder)

Inspection Hours are:

  • Morning 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Afternoon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Building inspections
  • Housing program inspections
  • Nuisance abatement
  • Permit issuance
  • Monitor for illegal construction
  • Code Enforcement


  • The Building Division will plan check small projects in-house.
  • Larger projects are plan checked through an outside service.
  • Illegal construction is investigated as reported.
  • Inspection for structural safety and crime scenes and fire related incidences are conducted on request as a coordinated effort with other departments.


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