Application & Permit Center (APC)

Application & Permit Center
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA  94553

Ph: (925) 674-7200
Fx: (925) 674-7239

7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

The Application and Permit Center (APC) opened
in August of 1990. Our purpose is to make permit
processing easier for applicants. We do this by
enhancing coordination of permitting services,
presenting clear information and providing as many development-related services as possible in one office.

The Application and Permit Center processes over
10,000 permits per year and responds to over 150 calls
for information every day. Making service coordination 
a priority reduces the telephone shuffle and the
office-to-office shuffle that some applicants have experienced.

The Application & Permit Center consists of staff from Building Inspection, Community Development, Environmental Health and Public Works.

  • Building Inspection (BI)
    Building Inspection's APC staff checks plans of new single-family residences, additions, and alterations.  They also provide information regarding permit issuance, building codes, county and city ordinances, and permit fee estimates.
  • Community Development (CDD)
    Community Development's APC staff takes in applications for land entitlements such as applications for subdivisions, variances, and land use permits. They clear applications and plans for issuance of building permits and answer customer inquiries about land use history, zoning designations and General Plan land use designations.
  • Environmental Health (EHSD)
    The Environmental Health representative recommends conditions of approval and works with building permit applicants toward satisfying the requirements of the Health Code.
  • Public Works (PW)
    The Public Works Permit Engineer issues permits for right-of-way encroachment, drainage, construction in high flood hazard areas, transporation of over-sized loads, and answers customer and staff questions about the role of Public Works in the development process.
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