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

Express EV Charging Station Checklist for New Residential and Commercial Projects 

Common Requirements & Applications

Photovoltaic (Solar) Systems

In response to the State's Mandate to promote and encourage the installation of solar energy systems, The Building & Safety Department has provided the following documents to assist in our plan check and permitting process.

Please use the following documents below for all solar submittals 

*Permit applications can be submitted in person or by e-mail to

Building & Safety County Hours are 8am to 12pm, Monday through Thursday.