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The first step is to fill out a building permit application form. This form must be submitted for all construction and must be completely filled out and signed. If the applicant is lacking any information asked for on the form, this should be brought to the attention of the staff member accepting the application so that he or she can assist the applicant in completing the form.
Construction work must start within 365 days of the issuance of the permit. If work has not been started and no inspections have been called for in this period, the permit will be declared null and void. The permit may be renewed for one-half the original permit fee if no change in the plans are made, but the renewal process may only be used up to one year after issuance. Beyond that time a new application and full fee will be required.
The Building Official may extend an unexpired permit once for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the permittee showing reason(s) for not commencing the construction. Visit our
Hard copies are no longer required. We are accepting electronic submittals only. Please send permit applications, plan sets, structural calculations or any other file that is part of your submittal to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
From the 2022 California Residential Code, Title 24, Part 2.5, Section R105.2
Work exempt from permit.
Exemption from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the building official.
Application or notice to the building official is not required for ordinary repairs to structures, replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles. Such repairs shall not include the cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearing support, or the removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other work affecting public health or general safety.
R105.2.3Public service agencies.
A permit shall not be required for the installation, alteration or repair of generation, transmission, distribution, metering or other related equipment that is under the ownership and control of public service agencies by established right.
To submit for a bathroom or kitchen remodel permit, provide a digital set of plan of the kitchen or bathroom on 11 inch x17 inch minimum paper. Provide an existing and proposed floor plan of the room, and identify on the plan all fixtures (e.g. lights, outlets, water closet, lavatory, kitchen sink, etc) on the plan.
Yes, a building permit is required for a shed over 120 square feet and over 8ft high. Setbacks for sheds 120 square feet and under are 5ft rear yard setback and 3ft side yard setback. Any shed larger than 120 square feet and over 8ft in height require Plan review and the setbacks become 10ft rear yard setback and 5ft side yard setback.
Please refer to our (under revision - please email the Permit Technician if you require more information firstname.lastname@example.org)