Planning Application and Building Permits
As of April 1, 2022 building permit applications for new Residential, Retail, Office, or Hotel
buildings must include all-electric (no natural gas) design.
Learn more about the All-Electric Ordinance.
The Application and Permit Center strives to make permit processing easier for applicants seeking land use or building permits by providing clear information, a solid understanding of the development process, and excellent customer service.
On January 18, 2022, the County Board of Supervisors adopted an All-Electric Ordinance Read more...
SB 9 Implementation Update: Processing of Urban Housing Developments and Urban Lot Split Parcel MapsOn September 16, 2021, changes to the State Law regarding ministerial approval of an Urban Housing Development (UHD) and ministerial approval of a parcel map for an Urban Lot Split (ULS) were enacted. These changes became effective on January 1, 2022. Read more...
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
Map to Martinez Office
Application and Permit Center: 925-655-2700
Contact Us - Online Form
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3685 Mt Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
Map to Lafayette Office
Email Lamorinda Office
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 am to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Services offered - by appointment only
- Structural Engineer
- Plan Checkers
Codes, Plans and Ordinances
Building Code and Ordinances - Title 7 of the County Code (the Building Code) and relevant Building Ordinances.
Zoning Code and Ordinances - Title 8 of the County Code (the Zoning Code), relevant Zoning Ordinances, and community P-1 Zoning Codes.
General Plan - The Contra Costa County General Plan expresses the broad goals and policies, and specific implementation measure, which guide decisions on future growth, development, and conservation of resources through 2020.
Specific Plans - Specific Plans are a special set of development standards that apply to a particular geographic Area. Many of the unincorporated communities in Contra Costa County have Specific Plans.
- Applying for a New Building or Grading Permit
- ePermits Center Help and How To Guides
- Building Permit Forms
- Building Codes
- All- Electric Building Ordinance
- Building Permit Revisions, Extensions, and Renewals
- CalGreen-Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery
- Permit Cancellation & Refund
- Power Permits-Solar, Generator, Energy Storage, EV
- Streamlined Electric Vehicle Charging Station