Community Development Department

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Plan Checks & Building Permits

Plan Check Status
To check the status of your plan check submittal, please visit VCA Code Group's Plan Check Status website:  Please have the plan check number ready.

Plan Check Submittals
If you are submitting for plan check, please submit 2 sets of plans and any applicable calculations.  For additions, the County Assessor's office requires the submittal of an additional site plan and floor plans.  If the project was approved by the Design Review Committee or Planning Commission, please copy the approval letter onto the plans. Please fill out the plan check application to accompany your submittal.  Once you have the required docuements, please schedule an appointment with the Building Division.


how to APPLY FOR your PERMIT Online

Permits are required for all building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing projects. They're also required for:  re-roofs, window changes, fences, pools and spas, remodels, and additions.   

During this pandemic, applications for all permits will only be accepted via an "online application." 

To apply for a permit online first you must register for CommunityConnect.  Once registered, you will be notified via e-mail to complete the application process and create a password.   After the registration process is complete, you will have the ability to apply for permits, upload your plans, pay fees and request inspections

For a TUTORIAL on "How to Submit an Application (Permit) Online, please click on this link.   

To request new or updated CommunityConnect login and passwords, please complete the form below.

2019 California Building Codes
Construction in San Marino is governed by the 2019 California Building Codes and related local amendments.  The 2019 Codes can be found by visiting the California Building Standards Commission Website.  Local amendments can be found in Chapter 25 of the  San Marino City Code.

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