Permit Issuance and Plan Submittal
The City of Upland’s Building and Safety Division offers three ways to obtain a Building Permit:
1.) Permit Issuance using the Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) - requires and electronic device (e.g. computer or cell phone).
2.) Permit Issuance using the Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) located at City Hall with assistance provided by a Building and Safety Division Permit Technician.
2.) Plan Submittal, Review and Approval at City Hall by APPOINTMENT ONLY with a Building and Safety Permit Technician and/or Plans Examiner.
Permit Issuance using Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS)
Upland’s new Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) is an online permitting system that allows its citizens and contractors doing business within the City to obtain a permit for many construction activities using their electronic device (computer or cell phone).
Many popular Building and Safety construction permits can now be applied for and issued online provided the applicant has an email address and a printer capable of printing an invoice, approved permit and job site Inspection Card.
To use the CSS Portal, please click the link below and enter the REQUIRED information prompted by the online application. Please note that many questions may not apply to your specific project, but still require you to enter the number zero (0) in these fields to process your online permit. These areas are designated as ‘REQUIRED’ and processing your application will not be completed unless all required fields have the quantity you are requesting or the number zero (0).
THE CSS PORTAL MAY BE FOUND HERE: CSS Portal
Payment for the construction permit is by Credit Card only.
It is important to note that a few permits issued using the CSS Portal System require the applicant to upload construction plans that will accompany the permit. Please see the list of available online permits below that are identified as requiring construction plans during the online application process.
For answers to your questions regarding the use of the CSS Portal, please contact Building and Safety at (909) 931-4110 option 1.
HOW TO Guidelines - CSS Portal
All new users must register for an account. In order to apply for a permit or schedule an inspection, a log-in is required. Once logged in, all permits tied to the account will be available to view. Guest users can only view permit history.
NOTE TO CONTRACTORS: ALL STATE OF CALIFORNIA LICENSED GENERAL OR SPECIFIC TRADE CONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK IN CITY OF UPLAND ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT BUSINESS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT BUSINESS LICENSE, OR YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE, PLEASE CONTACT UPLAND’S BUSINESS SUPPORT CENTER AT (909) 348-0460 OR ONLINE AT HTTP://UPLAND.HDLGOV.COM. ALSO, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE AND BUSINESS LICENSE DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS. A PDF OR JPEG (PHOTO) FILE IS ACCEPTABLE.
Currently, the available permits using the CSS Portal include the following Residential and Commercial projects:
ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEM***
* To see an example of required plans associated with this online permit application, please click here.
(you will be prompted when to upload the required plans)
** A Site Plan, Floor Plan and Building Elevations are required to be uploaded when prompted during the online application process. An Onsite Consultation with a City Building Inspector is required prior to performing ANY construction on the job site.
*** Electrical Plans, Manufacturer’s Product Information and Listings, Roof Plan and other pertinent information is required for the installation of the PV Panels and Electrical Equipment. An Onsite Consultation with a City Building Inspector is required prior to performing ANY construction on the job site.
ALSO, THE STATUS OF ALL PERMITS ISSUED AFTER OCTOBER 2019 CAN BE VIEWED USING THE CSS PORTAL SYSTEM.
Plan Submittal, Review and Approval using Drop and Pickup Boxes located at City Hall
The second option to attaining a building permit is to submit construction plans using Drop and Pickup Boxes located inside to the right of the Main Entrance (South Side of Building), Upland City Hall, 460 N. Euclid Ave, between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
Please download the Building Permit Application and Clearance Form here, complete the forms and attach them to the submitted plans.
Once the Building and Safety Division Permit Technician completes a review of your application, you will receive an email indicating your application is ready for plan review or additional information is required. Once all required information is received, you will be required to pay the Plan Review Fee prior to the start of any plan review. Payment is by Credit Card ONLY.
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.