Building Division

One-Stop Permit Center
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Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Building Division.

Our office is open and providing all services in alignment with the State of California's June 15th Grand Reopening. 

The Building Division accepts permit applications electronically using the eTRAKiT permit portal. 

Applicants unable to submit electronically may submit their permit applications in person by appointment. Scheduled appointments must adhere to Social Distancing protocols. To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 620-6868 during counter hours to speak to a Permit Technician or email your contact phone number to, and a permit technician will contact you directly to schedule the appointment. Customers arriving without an appointment will be seen as openings in the appointment schedule allows.

Permit inspections can be scheduled using a touch-tone telephone. Customers should dial the Inspection number (800) 231-6881 and follow a series of prompts by touch tone to schedule or cancel an inspection or to retrieve inspection results. Please view or print instructions to schedule or cancel an inspection. Permit Inspections can also be scheduled using the eTRAKiT inspection portal.

Questions about any of the above, can be submitted to or by calling (510) 620-6868.

Please note that all projects requiring plan check must be submitted for the required reviews.

Thank you, and stay well!

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Contact Information

450 Civic Center Plaza - 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804

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Res. Rental Insp. Prog. Help Line:

510-690-8260 (Webpage)

Permit Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 


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