What types of permits may be issued over the counter?
Permits for the following work will generally be issued over the counter:
|This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but only representative of the types of permits which may be issued over the counter.|
What work does not require a permit?
What work requires a permit?
A building permit is required when you add structures to your property or physically change your property. Some typical work requiring a permit would be:
- a new building or structure
- addition to a house
- kitchen or bathroom remodels
- new, relocated or replacement of lighting fixture(s)
- new, relocated or replacement water heater, furnace, or air conditioner
- new or relocated ceiling fan(s)
- photoelectric solar energy producing systems and components
- installing built-in microwave
- new or relocated laundry facilities
- new, relocated or replacement of hard-wired electrical appliances, such as stoves or ovens
- new, relocated or replacement of any gas-fired appliance
- adding a skylight with associated framing.
- replacing windows
- new buildings or structures
- tenant improvements and alterations
- changes in use (from office to restaurant, for example)
- ADA compliance upgrades
- new, relocated, or replaced HVAC systems, including equipment and associated piping, ducting and electrical
- new or relocated plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, lavatories, urinals, and drinking fountains.
- new, relocated, or replaced restaurant equipment, including cooking equipment, hoods, sinks, etc.
Who can sign for a permit?
Permit issuance requires the signature of the legal property owner or a California licensed contractor. An agent for either party may sign for a permit, provided the agent submits written authorization from the owner or contractor with the permit application. A letter of authorization must be submitted to the Permit Clerk prior to issuance.
What are the currently adopted codes?
How long does building permit application review take from the date of application?