When Is a Permit Required?
A permit is required when: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace and electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.” (2013 California Building Code- 2013 California Residential Code. Chapter 1; section 105.1)
Examples of Items that Do Not Require a Permit
Examples of items that Require a Permit
• The contractor's or owner's driver's license or other approved identification
• Copy of the front and back of the signed contractor's state license card
• A copy of the incorporation papers indicating the authorized person(s) and their proof of identification (if applicable)