Building & Safety

The goal of the Building and Safety Division is to provide quality services to the community in a manner that is efficient, knowledgeable and helpful to the public. The Building Department promotes and insures that all new development in Calimesa is constructed in accordance with the highest standards of safety and that all existing structures are maintained in a safe condition. 


Building and Safety is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing permits, and inspections for all construction activities in the City to ensure compliance with the adopted California Building Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, and Fire Code.

Building Department's Design Criteria

  • Wind Speed: 110 mph
  • Exposure: C
  • Seismic Zone: D
  • Live Load: 20 lbs.
  • Snow Load: Zero
  • Climate Zone: 10

Common Requirements & Applications