Submit Permit Application
Start the Permit Application Process
Begin by clicking the link below, filling out the online application, and attaching supporting documents, if applicable.
Building permit application link: http://edocs.diamondbarca.gov/Forms/qUCFn
Once received, Building & Safety staff will review the application and contact you via email with additional instructions, or to inform you that your application has been approved and that payment is due.
After approval of permit application, staff will forward an invoice and instructions on how to process your payment by credit/debit card or by check:
- Online - Credit card payments are made online, and are subject to a 2.5% bank charged convenience fee.
- Mail – Make check payable to the City of Diamond Bar and mail to: City of Diamond Bar, Attn: Building and Safety Division, 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
- In-Person – Make an appointment at www.diamondbarca.gov/appointment
Visit the inspection section of the website for additional details
Request Building and Safety Plan Check
Prior to filing a plan check with Building & Safety, plans must first be reviewed and approved by the Planning Division for submittal. This two-step process is described below.
Planning Division Clearance
To start the process, log on to the web portal below to complete an online Planning Inquiry Form and attach your plans for preliminary review:
Planning Inquiry Form: http://edocs.diamondbarca.gov/Forms/2TSIz
Certain types of projects require formal approval from the Planning Director (or designee), Planning Commission and/or City Council prior to plan check submittal. Examples include, but are not limited to, new single-family residences, large residential additions (e.g., 50% of the size of original structure), accessory dwelling units (ADUs), massage establishments, veterinary clinics, tutoring centers and martial arts studios. Other projects may not be allowed in the zoning districts in which they are proposed. The Planning clearance step helps save valuable time by enabling us to verify whether or not you are subject to these restrictions prior to plan check submittal.
After submitting your Planning Inquiry Form, a planner will confirm that you are clear to submit your plans into plan check, or will contact you if you are subject to a formal Planning approval process prior to plan check submittal, and to provide you with appropriate direction.
Building Plan Check Submittal
Upon receiving Planning Division clearance, you may start the formal plan check process by logging on to the web portal below and following the submittal instructions:
Building Permit Application: http://edocs.diamondbarca.gov/Forms/qUCFn
Electronically submitted plans must be “stapled” as one set, rather than multiple pdf or AutoCAD files. Depending on the scope of work, required plans will usually include floor plans, structural plans and energy calculations, and may include, but not be limited to, an erosion control plan and energy calculations.
Your application will be reviewed by staff and fees and/or next steps in review process will be provided to you via email.