Pinole's Building



Currently the City of Pinole Development Services Department is providing all services by phone, by email, or by appointment only. All city business will be handled by phone, e-mail, and online.  

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The Virtual Plan Counter is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm by phone (510) 724-8912 or by email [email protected]. 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. 

The Development Services Department has transitioned to electronic submittals.  For submittal requirements, please refer to the resources available on the Residential Permit page or the Commercial Permit page.  Additional forms and documents can be found on the Building Permit Process page.  
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 [email protected].  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 or phone (510) 724-8912 for an appointment.  

Development Services also accepts, routes and issues all submittals for the Pinole Fire Department.  Submit the Fire Application and plans to [email protected]
Development Services does process business license applications for contractors obtaining permit.  Please email the business license application with your permit application to [email protected].

SCHEDULE INSPECTIONS OR OBTAIN INSPECTION RESULTS BY PHONING (510) 724-8914.  THE PERMIT NUMBER IS NEEDED AS WELL AS THE ASSOCIATED INSPECTION CODE.  After dialing the inspection request system, select option 3 to obtain results, then enter your permit number.  The system will repeat the permit number and ask you to confirm.  Then enter the inspection code for which the status is needed.  The system will confirm the date and status.


 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)

FEMA - Flood Information/Insurance

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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

Please click here for more information regarding the California Energy Commission and to obtain current forms.

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 


Building Department

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