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

Special Inspection pre-qualified agencies listing expires 05/01/2021.  If your agency would like to be pre-qualified and included in our special inspection agency listing, please forward qualification packages to Community Development - Attention Special Inspection Pre-Qualification, 2131 Pear Street, Pinole, CA 94564.

In response to COVID-19, the City of Pinole Development Services Department remains open to provide all services
by phone, by email, or by appointment for permit pick up. All city business will be handled by phone, e-mail, and online. 

The Virtual Plan Counter is 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 to leave a message indicating assistance is needed with documentation, information is needed for an application, or there are additional questions.  Please remember to provide the address specific to the inquiry.  A staff member will respond within 2 business days.   

Permit issuance for approved applications requiring plan pick up will occur Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Staff will notify the applicant once an application is approved to schedule the appointment.  

All appointments will be made in 30-minute increments commencing at 8:00 a.m.  Please be sure to arrive at the time of the scheduled appointment.  Being on time will ensure staff is able to assist you, otherwise the appointment may need to be rescheduled.  Please be aware, face coverings are required as well as proper social distancing requirements – 6’ separation. 

The Development Services Department has transitioned to electronic submittals.  To assist you with application requirements our
COVID19 Plan Review Submittal Checklist will be helpful.  To complete an electronic submittal, email all required documentation including a building permit application, via email (there is a 25 megabyte maximum for emails; if the submittal exceeds 25 megabytes, please provide a link to allow for downloading of the submittal utilizing services such as Microsoft OneDrive, Drop Box, etc.) with the property address in the subject line to  Payment can be made by utilizing our Credit Card Authorization Form (VISA or MASTERCARD only) (fees for permits can be determined using the master fee schedule).  If you would prefer to pay by check, the check can either be mailed to our office.  

Development Services also accepts, routes and issues all submittals for the Pinole Fire Department.  Submit the Fire Application and plans to

If you require assistance with submittal documentation, please refer to the resources available on the Residential Permit page or the Commercial Permit page.

Development Services does process business license applications for contractors obtaining permit.  Please email the business license application with your permit application to


 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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California Energy 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