Plan Check Process

Prior to submittal of plans and specifications for Building & Safety plan review, projects must first be evaluated by the Planning Services Division (Please see the Planning Services Division’s web page to learn about their requirements or call (909) 866-5831 and ask to speak to a Planner). If you are planning to enlarge, modify, repair, convert the use, move or demolish an existing building, portions thereof, or the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems or to construct a new building or other structure, it is recommended that you first consult with the Planning and Building & Safety Divisions. Please feel free to visit the Planning & Inspections counter Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., for any questions.

All residential and commercial plans submitted for plan check must meet the minimum requirements: Plan Check Submittal Checklist


Once the Building & Safety plan review is complete and you have completed all processing required by other agencies having jurisdiction over your project and have forwarded those approvals (and/or receipts showing payments of fees when required) to the Building & Safety Division, your project will then be ready for permit issuance. Permits are issued to properly licensed contractors and to owners of residential properties (or their authorized agent) for any or all types of construction work on a residential structure. Property owners of non-residential facilities may apply for a Building Permit only and permits for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing work (or other types of work when required by the Building Official) will only be issued to contractors that are appropriately licensed to do the type of work involved in the permit.

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In general, each construction project typically requires multiple inspections. At the time of permit issuance, your plans will be stamped as reviewed and you will be issued a project “Job Card.” Your job card and approved plans should be kept in a safe location, away from the sun and weather, and must be made available to your inspector at the time of the inspection. The inspector will record the results of your inspection in the job card and if necessary, issue a correction notice for items that must be completed before the next phase of work can begin. If you have any questions concerning the inspection it is best to speak directly with your inspector.

Once your work is ready for inspection, be sure to arrange at least one business day in advance for your inspection. Please, however, be aware that the workload for the inspectors may require a longer lead time for your request. When requesting an inspection you will be asked by the Building & Safety staff for your address, your permit number, and the type of inspection you are requesting. To schedule an inspection, please call (909) 752-2896.





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Main Office:
Phone: (909) 866-5831 x 140
Inspection Line: (909) 752-2896
Fax: (909) 866-7511


Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Physical Address
39707 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Mailing Address
City of Big Bear Lake
PO Box 10000
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



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39707 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
P.O. Box 10000
Mon.– Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
(909) 866-5831

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