Pinole's Building


Building Department

  • Building Department 
  • 2131 Pear Street 
  • Phone: (510) 724-8912 
  • Fax: (510) 724-4921 
  • Email:
  • Department Head's Name: Tamara Miller, Development Services Director

In response to the most current Order of the Health Officer of Contra Costa County:
The City of Pinole Development Services Department remains open to provide all services by phone, by email, or by appointment

The Virtual Plan Counter will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm by phone (510) 724-8912 or by email If staff is unable to take your call, it is important that you leave a message indicating that you would like an appointment to submit an application, you need information, or you have questions.  A staff member will respond to your message within 2 business days.   

Permit issuance for approved applications will occur Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Staff will call you once an application is approved to schedule your appointment. Please be sure you arrive at the time of your scheduled appointment. 

All appointments will be made in 30-minute increments commencing at 8:00 a.m.  Being on time will ensure staff is able to assist you, otherwise your appointment may need to be rescheduled.  Please be aware, face coverings are required as well as proper social distancing requirements – 6’ separation. Verify that you have everything required per our COVID19 Plan Review Submittal Checklist  ready and with you at the time of your appointment.

An in person appointment is not required if applications are submitted electronically. Electronic submittals are encouraged, and can be made by emailing all of the required documentation, building permit application, via email (there is a 25 megabyte maximum or provide a link to allow for downloading of the submittal) to  Verify that you have everything required per our COVID19 Plan Review Submittal Checklist ready at the time of your appointment. Include payment either by check or by Credit Card Authorization Form


 2019 California Building Code (CBC)

 2019 California Plumbing Code (CPC)

 2019 California Mechanical Code (CMC)

 2019 California Electrical Code (CEC)

 2019 California Energy Code (Title 24)

 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen)


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Department of Consumer Affairs - Contractors State License Board

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California Building Standards Commission

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Inspection Request Line:

  • 510-724-8914 (24 Hr Recorder)

Automated Codes for Inspection Request

Requests for Inspection must be made at least 24 hours in advance and will be scheduled in coordination with all other scheduled inspections. 

Permitted Construction Hours