Which construction projects need building permits?
Some examples of required building permits are:
  • New buildings
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • Demolitions
  • Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
  • Water heaters, re-roofs, signs, and masonry fences over 42 inches high (retaining walls more than three feet)
  • Tenant improvements in existing buildings

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1. Why do we have building codes?
2. What is the building code?
3. Who needs building codes?
4. Who uses the building code?
5. Why inspect during construction?
6. Which construction projects require engineered plans?
7. What is a building permit?
8. Which construction projects need building permits?
9. Why do I need a building permit?
10. Who is allowed to pull a building permit?
11. What is the building permit process?
12. What happens when I visit the Building and Safety Division?
13. What do I do next, after I receive my building permit?
14. How do I arrange for building inspections?
15. When / how do I get occupancy of my building?
16. Should I hire a contractor?