What doesn't need a Building Permit?
  • One-story, detached accessory structures such as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar structures, with a floor area of 120 square feet or less. These structures cannot be within the front or street side yard setback areas and the eaves cannot overhang adjacent properties
  • Fences and non-retaining walls less than 6 feet tall. Solid fences or walls over 4 feet in height cannot be located within the front yard setback area.
  • Kitchen counters and cabinets
  • Retaining walls 3 feet in height, or less, with a level backfill
  • Water tanks that do not exceed 5,000 gallons
  • Above ground swimming pools accessory to a Group R Division 3 occupancy that do not exceed 5,000 gallons
  • Painting, papering and similar finish work
  • Flatwork (concrete slabs) on private property does not generally need a Building Permit, but may need a Right-of-Way Permit from the Engineering Division. Parking and driveways in the front yard area cannot constitute more than 50% of the front yard setback area

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1. What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit and a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit and am I eligible to have either on my property?
2. What is a SB 9 development and a Urban Lot Split and am I eligible to have either on my property?
3. How do I find zoning information about my parcel?
4. What are the current adopted Building Codes the city uses?
5. How long does it take, and where do I get a Building Permit?
6. What is a Minor Development Review Application (MDRA), and when do I need one?
7. How does the fixed compressed work week schedule affect building inspections?
8. How do I schedule a building inspection?
9. Who can prepare plans for a Building Permit?
10. What are the fees?
11. Is any other type of special information required for a Building Permit?
12. What kinds of plans are needed for a Building Permit
13. Who is authorized to obtain a Building Permit?
14. What doesn't need a Building Permit?
15. How many sets of plans and copies of information do I need to submit?
16. When do I need a Building Permit?
17. How long is my Building Permit valid?
18. Do I need a Grading Permit?