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10500 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Building Department information for City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Building Department Information

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Building and Related Codes and Amendments

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shall comprise the Building and Construction Regulations of the City of Rancho Cucamonga. (Code 1980, § 15.04.010; Ord. No. 311, § 4, 1987; Ord. No. 412, § 3, 1990; Ord. No. 497, § 3, 1992; Ord. No. 603, § 3, 1999; Ord. No. 693, § 3, 2002; Ord. No. 784, § 3, 2007; Ord. No. 834, § 3, 11-17-2010; Ord. No. 862, § 3, 11-20-2013; Ord. No. 870 (Recodification), 2014; Ord. No. 899, § 3, 11-16-2016)

Permit Information and Forms

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Want to Accelerate your Development?

With Accelerate, our new online service, you can:

  • Apply for permits and plan checks online
  • Request inspections
  • Pay fees online by credit card
  • Check the status of your Rancho Cucamonga development projects

To use Accelerate you can either login as a Guest user or create your own user account.

  • Your existing RCTOPS login (username and password/PIN) is no longer be valid and you will need to create a new user account to access information about your application, project, inspections, or permit.  No special user account setup steps are required, you create and manage your own account including the ablity to reset lost passwords.
  • To access any of your cases/records created before May 30, 2014 you will need to ask us to link those cases/records to your Accelerate account
  • Any new records created after May 29, 2014 may also need linking if you did not intially submit your application via Accelerate.

Guest users will have limited access to information via Accelerate.

Also debuting is an updated Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) for tracking the status of your case/record, checking inspection results, and requesting inspections by telephone.  The new IVR phone number is (909) 477-2777.  You will need to know the IVR number associated with you record to use IVR.

Permit Applications and Forms

Building Plan Check & Permit

Acknowledgement and Verification of Owner
Adopted Building & Safety Ordinance No. 899
Annexation Application Process Handout
Application for Unreasonable Hardship Exception
Authorization of Agent to Act on Owner Behalf: Owner-Builder
Building and Safety Plan Review Process
CNG Residential Vehicle Fueling Checklist
Commercial/Industrial Submittal Requirements
Complaint Investigation Form
Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems - Plan Review Requirements
Elevator and Elevator Plan Check
EV- Zero-Emission Vehicles in CA: Community Readiness Guidebook
Event Planning Chart - Sanitation
Garden Wall
Guidelines for Residential Graywater and Rainwater Collecting Systems
Guidelines for Residential Graywater and Rainwater Collecting Systems
Mobile Home Park Brochure
Patio Cover - Rafter tail Attachment Detail
Patio Cover Detail
Plan Check / Permit Worksheet - Mobile Home
Plan Check Permit Worksheet
Plan Check/Permit Extension Request
PV - Standards for Residential Photovoltaic Systems
Rafter & Joist Span Table
Request for Compliance Investigation
Requirements for Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Residential Circuit Card and Load Summary
Residential Pool & Spa Demolition
Residential Pool & Spas
Residential Submittal Requirements
Residential Water Heater Installation & Bracing
Retaining Wall
Sample Site Plan_2011
Sanitation - Planning Event Chart
Temporary Tent Structure (EZ Up)
Tenant Improvement Submittal List
Typical Stake Anchorage for Temporary Tent Structures

Fire Plan Check

Access & Water Declaration of Easements
Access Declaration of Easement
Application for Alternate Method
Approved Street Trees for RC
Commitment Letter
Emergency Contact Information
Final Occupancy
Fire Construction Fee Schedule
Fire Extinguisher Installation
Fire Hazard Zone Map
Fire Plan Review Process Flowchart
Hazmat Worksheet
High Pile Storage Submittal Requirements
Landscaping Guidelines
Partial Occupancy Checklist
Sample Knox Box Application
Statement for Intended Use
Temporary Power Release
Tenant Improvement Standard Notes
Undesirable Plants and Trees in the High Fire Hazard Area


Fire Code Permit Application
Fire Plan Check Submittal/Permit Worksheet


City of Rancho Cucamonga NPDES MS4 Permit
Dust Control Measures
Dust Control Signage Attachment 8
Engineer's Structural Observation/Inspection Report Form
Grading Agreement to Install Improvements Packet
Grading Bond Release Check
Grading Submittal Requirements
Information & Forms for Grading Certification
Information for Grading Plans & Permit
Information for WQMP Document Review and Approval
L.A.M.P. for O.W.T.S. (Septic)
Memorandum OF Agreement of Storm WQMP
NPDES Local Implementation Plan (LIP)
Plan Review Guide for O.W.T.S. (Septic)
San Bernardino Storm Water Program - Septic Booklet
WQMP Non Priority Residential Projects


Licensing Information

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Business Licensing

The Business Licensing Division is responsible for the issuance and annual renewal of all Business Licenses to all persons transacting and carrying on business within the City. This includes the issuance of permits for solicitor's, sales of goods or merchandise from vehicles such as catering trucks, ice cream trucks, taxicab companies and drivers, handbills, as well as permits for bingo. The Business License Division also ensures compliance with the City's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Ordinance which requires monthly reporting and remittances by the City’s various hotels and its Admissions Tax Ordinance which requires monthly reporting and remittances by various businesses in the City that charge an entry fee.  The City's TOT and Admission’s Tax rate is currently at 10%. A business license must be obtained prior to commencing business in the City.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga welcomes everyone who is interested in conducting business in the City. Below you will find a series of links and additional information that will provide you with a step-by-step procedure that you may follow when applying for a new business license or renewal either in person at City Hall, online or by downloading a business license application form.  Additionally, information is provided on the different classification of businesses, the applicable business license fees, and other helpful information for business owners.

We hope that you will be successful in your business endeavor and wish to thank you for choosing to conduct your business in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. The City's Business Licensing staff is also available to provide you with assistance or answer any questions you may have about obtaining or renewing a business license. The City's Business Licensing staff can be reached at 909-919-2948, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except holidays, or by email at

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