PURPOSE OF PERMITS
Permits allow the City of Highland to regulate the construction and protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction. They are designed to ensure that all construction in the City is safe and meets applicable code requirements. The Highland Municipal Code incorporates the California Building Standards Code with certain modifications related to specific climatic, geographic, or topographic conditions.
Permits are required for the following:
- New buildings
- Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)
- Residential work (decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc.)
- Renovations (garage conversions, kitchen expansions, etc.)
- Reroofing or roof repairs
- Electrical and solar systems
- Plumbing systems
- Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (“HVAC") systems
RESIDENTIAL ROOF-MOUNTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS (SOLAR) UP TO 38.4 KILOWATT AC MAY BE SUBMITTED ONLINE FOR ELECTRONIC REVIEW.
Before you Apply:
- Building Permit Application click here.
- Permit Declarations click here.
- Note: Owner Permits will need to complete and submit the Property Owner Packet Declarations click here.
- If you are an authorized Agent of the Property Owner or Contractor, you will need to submit a notarized letter of Authorization along with photo identification.
- Do not forget to submit your construction documents - you will need:
- Plans and Structural Calculations (SHOWING THE STRUCTURAL ATTACHMENTS AND VERIFYING COMPLIANCE WITH THE LOADS IMPOSED CBC 1602)
Before applying, please contact our City Planning Division by calling 909-864-6861 or come into City Hall to Verify your project is not historic. Any Contractors will need a Current valid City business license to obtain permits. To obtain/ renew a business license Please visit Business Licensing by clicking here.
APPLY HERE (note you will be redirected please make sure to have your information ready to upload during the application process).
TYPES OF PERMITS
The Building Department issues the following categories of permits based on the type of construction:
PROJECTS NOT REQUIRING PERMITS
A permit is required for most construction or repair activities regulated by code. However, the California Building Code contains a list of projects that are exempt from permits. In such cases, the work must still conform to all technical codes and applicable city, county, and state ordinances.