Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Building & Safety

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Welcome to the Building Division

The Building and Safety Division is one of three divisions of the Community Development Department. The Division is responsible for the enforcement of City regulations concerning construction on private property. This Division is managed by the Building Official.

It is our overall goal to provide a safe, pleasant living and work environment for all of our citizens. If you have questions about your development project, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to respond promptly. Please note if your telephone has "call blocking" we will not be able to return your call.


Administrative Secretary

Laura Embree

(909) 625-9477



Cool Roof Requirements

New and replacement roof requirements for commercial and residential applications. (Click Here)


Plans Examiner

Dennis McGehee

(909) 625-9439

Building Inspector

Michael Dorsey

(909) 625-9438

Building Official

Merry L. Westerlin, C.B.O.

(909) 625-9437