Code ChangesThe effective date of the new 2016 California codes is January 1, 2017.
Submitting Permit ApplicationsThe first step for every applicant should be to find out what items will be required for the project. Most information can be found under Building Permit Information. Print out a copy of the building permit application (PDF). The completed form(s), drawing(s), and fee(s) can then be brought to the Permit Center for submittal. Depending on the type and complexity of the application, the City may:
- Approve the permit over the counter;
- Identify additional information needed to continue the process;
- Route plans to plan checkers for review. When plans are approved, applicants will be notified for permit issuance.
Online Permit SystemThe Permit Center offers minor permits online to provide a time-saving permit service for customers. Minor permits may be applied for by using the Online Permitting System.