Plan Check and Building Permit Process
Updated January 19, 2021
Following the most recent guidance received by the State of California and the County of San Bernardino, the City of Upland’s Building and Safety Department has implement temporary changes to the submittal, process and issuance of building permits in an order to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19.
Online Permit Application and Approval is available for many minor construction projects (eg. MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING REPAIR AND CHANGEOUT OF EXISTING EQUIPMENT, REROOF, SWIMMING POOLS, PATIO COVERS AND RESIDENTIAL BALCONIES). Numerous Permit Applications are available for the following construction projects:
- Many minor construction permits may be issued online (e.g. replacing water heaters, HVAC systems, electrical main service panels, etc.). Please visit https://www.uplandca.gov/building-and-safety-forms-fees-applications to review the applicable handout for your project. If you project does not require building plans, please download the Building Permit Application shown on this website, complete the form and return it to BuildingandSafety@uplandca.gov. Please be sure to use the keyword "plan check" in your header to ensure your email is not caught in the Cities spam filter. Staff will contact you for the permit fee payment, which is by Credit Card ONLY.
- For Patio Covers and Roof-mounted PV Systems, plans may be submitted by email if their size is 11" by 17", not larger, not smaller. Larger plan sizes are acceptable but must be delivered to the drop-off bin cited in Comment 3 below. Also, the Building Permit Application and Clearance Form must be completed and submitted with the plans. Staff will contact you for the permit fee payment, which is by Credit Card ONLY.
- For projects that do not comply with Comments 1 or 2 above, or plans reviewed by staff with comments to be returned to the applicant and plans that are ready for permit issuance, drop-off and pick-up bins are available at the Employee Entrance located at the East Side of City Hall, Upland City Hall - 460 North Euclid Avenue - between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Also, the Building Permit Application and Clearance Form available at the website cited in Comment 1 above must be completed and submitted with the plans. Staff will contact you for the permit fee payment, which is by Credit Card ONLY; however, some exceptions apply and will be discussed by staff at the time of permit issuance.
Projects that do not require a building permit
Click on the PDF for more information on projects that do not require a building permit. If you have additional questions contact the Building Department at (909) 931-4110
Required Building Permit Submittals
To download the building permit forms click here.
California Contractors State Licensing Board
For information on how to select a licensed, qualifed contractor; check the status of a contractor license; negotiate a clear contract; prevent disputes and mechanics liens; and resolve contractor disputes download the pamphet or go to the California Contractors State License State Board website.