SCHEDULING A BUILDING INSPECTION:
The Building Division provides plan review and construction inspection services to enforce minimum safety standards by regulating and controlling design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, as well as location and maintenance of all buildings and structures. Building helps streamline the permit process by providing contractors and homeowners with an easy step-by-step guide for completing the process. On large-scale projects, pre-construction coordination meetings are held with project managers and City staff who play a role in the construction process to help ensure a smooth running project.
WORK THAT REQUIRES A PERMIT:
Building plans and permits are required for most residential, commercial, and industrial construction work on private property, whether new, added, remodeled, or altered. An applicant may apply for a permit, including building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical, as an "owner-builder" if the applicant is the owner. You can find more information about owner-builder at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/Know_Risks_Of_Owner_-_Builder/The_Responsibilities_Of_An_Owner_-_Builder.aspx
Permits are required for the following types of work: