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News Update (COVID-19)

The City of Martinez has declared a Local Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice.

During this crisis, the City Building Department is only accepting Building Permit applications by Email, mail or uploaded to the City’s Hightail account.  The Building Permit Application can be here.

You will be instructed how to pay once in contact with City Staff.
Please see these links about the mandatory safety protocols for large construction or small construction from the Contra Costa County Health Services directives.

If you would like to request a Zoom appointment to review plans, please email the Deputy Public Works Director, Don Salts at DSalts@cityofmartinez.org.  If you have any questions about this process, please email the Building Permit Technician Lisa Luna at LLuna@CityofMartinez.org.


The Building Department issues building permits to homeowners and contractors to regulate construction within the City limits. We work closely with the Planning and Engineering Divisions to help maintain a small-town feeling while ensuring that modern-day building safety requirements are met.

All contractors must have a current business license before permits are issued.  To apply/renew a business license, please click hereFor Expedited Service please call the number provided

Building Permits

Based on the current edition of the International Building codes, building permits are issued during the following days and times.

Monday - Thursday

 

 

Friday

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

These codes are followed not only to protect your health and safety, but that of your property investment as well. If improvements have been made to your home, evidence of a building permit and final inspection of the work is often necessary to obtain financing or sell your property. The Building Department is located at City Hall at 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, CA 94553.


Contact Information

Building Official

(925) 372-3550
Building Inspectors (925) 372-3528
(925) 372-3526
(925) 372-3549
Building Inspection Request Recorder (925) 372-3596
Contractor Business License (925) 273-7439
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