When is a permit not required?

Some projects that do not require a permit include cosmetic changes such as paint, wall paper, floor covering, cabinets, countertops, tiled backsplash, vanities, trim, baseboard, interior doors, fences, retaining walls less than 4 feet in height, and sheds/accessory structure 200 square feet or less.

If you are unsure whether you need a permit, contact the Building Safety Division and explain what you will be doing. Staff will advise you if the work you are doing is regulated and whether or not a permit is required.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. How long does it take to get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit to build a shed?
4. What good does a permit do?
5. Should I take the permit out for my contractor?
6. When is a permit not required?
7. How do I apply for an electrical permit?
8. Do I need a permit for a fence?
9. How long is my permit valid?