Residential Development : Remodels
Dept/Div. Contact: Building Safety -
Description: Home remodels often require permits,
from ceiling fans to structural changes. It is best to talk to our
Building Safety Division to determine if you need
any permits for your project.
Examples: Most kitchen and bathroom remodels require
building permits. Building permits are required because remodeling a
kitchen or bathroom often involves changes in the existing
electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and may cause alteration
to the framing of the room. California Law mandates obtaining a
building permit for this type of construction work.
This information is for remodeling only NOT for second
story additions, for
second story home information, please visit the 'Second
Story Construction' page.
a parcel of land, you will need to determine if
your property is zoned for your desired use or if
there are any special development considerations
for your project.
The Planning Division will be able to tell you the zoning
of the property or if there are any special considerations
for your project. If your project requires special handling,
our staff will inform you of the requirements and next
Who to contact:
Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.
- Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)
- Description of your proposed project
If your proposed project meets the zoning
requirements, you will typically follow the process
given below. If not, staff will inform you of your
Submit Building Plans
Building Plans are reviewed
to assure that construction meets minimum life safety
requirements. Depending upon the type of project, and
the complexity of construction, staff will examine your
plans for conformance to these requirements.
Where to submit plans:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor
What to include:
- 1 Building permit application
- 4 sets of complete building plans
- 2 sets of State Energy forms (as applicable)
- 1 set of scaled floor plans for the County Assessor
- 2 sets of structural calculations (as applicable)
NOTE: You will be required to pay a Pre-Plan
Check Fee at this time. Staff will inform you of
the amount at the time you submit your building plans.
Once your plans are approved, you will need to
pay for any plan review costs, building permits or other
fees that may apply to your project.
Where to go:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor
Please visit our 'Fees'
page for current fees
When your plans are approved and your fees have been
paid, the Building Safety Division will
issue the required permits for your project.
Once the work permitted is completed, but before
covering up or building over any permitted work, you
will need to call and request an inspection. Inspections
are required to ensure that all work was completed
To schedule an inspection: Visit our
Building Inspection page
After your final inspection, your project will be
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Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.
This page was updated on: Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:48:29 PM