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Building Division

The City Hall and the Permit Counter are currently being closed to the public until further notice as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Walnut Creek continues to accept applications for Online and Electronic Building Permit, and performs electronic design approvals for all types of projects, including issuing all types of permits.


Building permits can be applied for electronically one of two ways-

  1. Qualified residential projects can be submitted via our Online Permits Portal.  

Only the following Building Permits listed here: are being issued online.

  Note: Non-qualified proposals submitted via the online license system would be refused and part of the fee amount will be deducted to cover recovery time for workers. This would also trigger a pause in authorizing your license.

  1. Please apply electronically by EMAIL for all other projects which are not eligible for their Online Permits Portal. Please include a Construction permit by e-mail

Building Permit Application

  • FOR A NEW PERMIT: Please click here for a new building permit application form.

FOR A REVISION TO A PERMIT, RESUBMITTALS OR A RESPONSE TO COMMENTS: Please click here for a revision building permit application form.

  • Plans

Applicant to provide a PDF file of construction plans (signed and stamped if done by a design professional).

  • Additional Documents (if applicable):

Any T-24 papers, structural measurements or other product specifications or details that may be needed by your project. Please provide one PDF file per group.

  • Submit via email to: Please include the project address in the subject line of the email.
  • If any of the PDF documents exceed 25MB, a link for staff to download the documents is required.

For electronic applications of building permits, payment details will be sent to the applicants within three (3) business days of receipt of the request. Reviews of plan checks are carried out online. Although we are making every effort to follow our regular review times, please allow some flexibility while the SIP is still in progress.



All construction must follow the County Health Safety Protocols. If these guidelines and criteria for social distance are not followed, inspectors can refuse service and report the violations to the County Health Officer.


  • Building Code Compliance for life-safety related products continues to be carried out by the City.
  • Before any building is begun a permit must be issued.
  • Visit: https:/ to report a Code violation or get more detail about our Building Code Compliance services
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Walnut Creek, California serves its citizens in various capacities for a number of services.  Here’s a great list of local government offices: 

  • Walnut Creek City Council
  • Walnut Creek Traffic Operation
  • Walnut Creek Public Services Department
  • Walnut Creek Cultural Services Department 
  • CalPERS Walnut Creek Regional Office 
  • Walnut Creek Planning & Zoning
  • Walnut Creek Superior Court
  • Walnut Creek Police Department

All of these wonderful city government offices are located just a short distance from our location at 1091 Shary Circle in Concord, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!