Permit Process

Step One: Consultation

Visit the Building and Safety Division located at 9700 Seventh Avenue. Each project is unique and has different requirements. Depending on the work that is proposed, you may need to consult with other departments or agencies.

All contractors are required to utilize the services of the City's waste hauler, Advance Disposal, for construction and demolition debris. Failure to ensure waste is processed through Advance Disposal may halt your permitting process. 

Step Two: Application Submission

Submit your application for a building permit to the Building and Safety Division. Information required includes:
  • Who will do the work
  • Scope of the project
  • Project location
  • Work plan

Sketches, drawings, plans and/or related documents for the project will have to be submitted for review, depending on the size and scope of the project. 

With the implementation of the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards on January 1, 2010, the City of Hesperia will require specific forms prior to permit issuance. Please refer to the 2008 California Energy Efficiency Standards Compliance form for submittal requirements. Also, please be aware that plan review may now be required in addition to the forms. Please call Building and Safety at (760) 947-1311 for more details.

Step Three: Review

Most permit applications are processed quickly. If the project is determined to be in compliance with the required construction codes and ordinances, plans will be reviewed (plan checked) by a Plans Examiner. The Plans Examiner will approve the plans, or compile a list of corrections. The Building Department will call the applicant with the results of the plan review. The applicant will receive a building permit, for approved plans, or the list of corrections will be required to be completed and the plans resubmitted for plan review. This process continues until the plans are approved and a building permit issued (Steps four and five).

Steps Four & Five: Permit Issuance & Application

The building permit allows the project to begin and is issued when plans are approved by all applicable divisions and agencies and fees are paid. An approved set of plans and job card must remain at the job site at all times, for use during inspections.

Step Six: Inspections

The owner or licensed contractor is responsible for scheduling inspections at each step of construction, so as to make sure work conforms to the Code and approved plans. When scheduling inspections, notice is required 24 hours in advance.

Step Seven: Final Inspection

If no items need to be resolved after work has been completed, the inspector will sign off on the permit, the utilities to your building will be released and a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued, if applicable. View typical final inspection procedures.

View the complete Permit Process.