The Building Division is mandated by Health and Safety Code State laws and is responsible for enforcing the Uniform Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and National Electrical Codes. Each set of these codes provides for minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare. Our duties also include monitoring construction activity, and determining that ongoing construction projects have the required permits and conform to the approved plans, any conditions of approval, and all applicable municipal codes and standards. The Building Division is also responsible for enforcing State-mandated requirements such as handicap accessibility and energy conservation regulations.
Currently, the City of Chino has adopted the 2019 Edition of the California Building Code with some amendments. The specific adoption and amendments are listed in Chapter 15 of the Chino Municipal Code.
The Building Division issues building permits and takes in plans for review. Inspectors field verify compliance with various codes and ordinances. The inspectors are responsible for both residential and commercial structures.