Application and Permit Center

Due to the Order issued by the County Health Officer on March 16, 2020 (and the subsequent Order issued on March 31, 2020), all offices of the Department of Conservation and Development are closed to the public until further notice. 

We continue to process certain applications and permits, and to perform construction inspections for certain projects, but only as consistent with the requirements of Health Officer’s Order. We are striving to continue to operate our other programs and services to the extent possible by working remotely and while supporting the County’s emergency response efforts, but please be patient with us given the extreme limitations this presents.

Please call (925) 674-7200 with questions, to schedule an inspection for an active building permit, or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.

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The Application and Permit Center strives to make permit processing easier for applicant seeking land use or building permits by providing clear information, a solid understanding of the development process, and excellent customer service.

Search for Building Permit Status
Search for Planning Application Status
Schedule a Building Inspection
Find Property Zoning
Contract, Location, and Hours

The ePermit Center provides

  • General property information
  • Building permit status and history
  • Planning application status/history
  • Pay Fees

Registered ePermit Center users may also:

  • Apply for certain permits
  • Schedule/cancel inspections
  • View inspection times

New Permit Fees

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors adopted new land development fees on December 17, 2019. The fees will be implemented on March 1, 2020.