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Permit Applications and Required Paperwork

Fax Residential Application for Building Permit – Contractor FormPDF picture logo (RCB1000)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT.

For these residential permits ONLY: Water Heater replacements; HVAC change-outs; Water Softener installation; Service Panel / Meter change-outs; Main Breaker replacement; Sewer / Water Line replacement; Re-Roofing.

NOTE: Fax permits for HVAC work must be accompanied by the appropriate Energy Compliance Documentation. Re-roofing must have Energy Documentation and the Re-Roof Worksheet PDF picture logo

Fax Residential Application for Building Permit – Owner Form PDF picture logo(RCB1001)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A PROPERTY OWNER OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT.

For these residential permits ONLY: Water Heater replacements; HVAC change-outs; Water Softener installation; Service Panel / Meter change-outs; Main Breaker replacement; Sewer / Water Line replacement; Re-Roofing.

NOTE: Fax permits for HVAC work must be accompanied by the appropriate Energy Compliance Documentation. Re-roofing must have Energy Documentation and the Re-Roof Worksheet PDF picture logo

Click here for Notice to Property Owner Form.PDF picture logo

Commercial Application for Building Permit - Contractor Form PDF picture logo(RCB1002)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT.

For all commercial and multi-family permit types except: Signs; Production Homes; Fax Permits.

Commercial Application for Building Permit - Owner Form PDF picture logo(RCB1003)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A PROPERTY OWNER OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT.

For all commercial and multi-family permit types except: Signs; Production Homes; Fax Permits.

Click here for Notice to Property Owner Form.PDF picture logo

Residential Application for Building Permit - Contractor Form PDF picture logo(RCB1004)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT.

For all residential permit types except: Production Homes; Fax Permits.

Residential Application for Building Permit - Owner Form PDF picture logo(RCB1005)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A PROPERTY OWNER OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT. For all residential permit types except: Production Homes; Fax Permits.

Click here for Notice to Property Owner Form.PDF picture logo

Application for Sign Permit – Contractor Form PDF picture logo(RCB1006)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT. For all types of Sign permits.

Application for Sign Permit – Owner Form PDF picture logo(RCB1007)

THIS FORM FOR USE BY A PROPERTY OWNER OR THEIR LEGALLY AUTHORIZED AGENT. For all types of Sign permits.

Click here for Notice to Property Owner Form.PDF picture logo

Application for Production Home Permit PDF picture logo(RCB0902)

THIS FORM FOR  PRODUCTION HOMES ("tract") ONLY. 

Notice to Property Owner PDF picture logo(RCB1023)

This form is required for all property owners and anyone applying as "Owner Representative" (this includes tenants). Licensed Contractors are not required to fill out this form.

Re-Roofing Worksheet PDF picture logo(RCB1013)

Required information for all Re-roof projects. 

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation Self-Certification PDF picture logo(RCB1038)

This form allows for a property owner to self-certify that they will comply with code requirements pertaining to the installation of smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide alarms. This form may only be used for exterior-only type permits such as roofs, patio covers, pools, etc., and must be signed by the property owner.


Important Applicant Information

An Applicant's Guide to Residential Building Permits PDF picture logo(RCB0808)

This booklet is a quick- glance guide to the "Owner/Builder" on the basics of obtaining a building permit.

Fire District Dwelling Construction Requirements PDF picture logo(RCB0806)

This pamphlet contains information on fire district requirements for a custom home permit.

Commercial Project Time Savers PDF picture logo(RCB1012)

Recommendations on ways for the City and our customers process projects faster and easier.

Demolition Permits PDF picture logo(RCB0816)

Everything you need to know about demolition permits.

Important Information for Owner-Builders PDF picture logo(RCB0818)

Extremely important information for the "Owner/Builder".

New Permit Application Requirements AB2335 PDF picture logo(RCB0819)

An easy-to-follow flowchart on the State of California permit application requirements.

Projects Requiring a Building Permit PDF picture logo(RCB0823)

A comprehensive (but not all-inclusive) list of what type of work requires a permit from the Building & Safety Division. Includes both residential and commercial projects.

Preparation of Plans and Specifications PDF picture logo(RCB0813)

Information on who can design plans and specifications for certain types of projects.

Request for Temporary C of O PDF picture logo(RCB0403)

Process and form for requesting Temporary Certificate of Occupancy on commercial projects.

Request for Utilities PDF picture logo(RCB0404)

Process and form for requesting permanent utility installation on commercial projects prior to project completion.

Request for Medium Pressure Gas Approval PDF picture logo(RCB0500) 

Before a permit can be issued for a medium pressure gas installation the serving gas utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, must verify that they will make gas available at the desired pressure and demand.


Plan Submittal Information and Checklists

Non-Residential Building Permit Process Information PDF picture logo(RCB0824)

An overview of the plan submittal requirements for most non-residential / commercial permits such as New commercial buildings, additions to commercial buildings, first-time tenant improvements, interior alterations, remodels to commercial spaces.

Residential Building Permit Process Information PDF picture logo(RCB1026)

An overview of the plan submittal requirements for most residential permits. These would include New Custom Homes, Additions, Remodels, Alterations, Repairs, etc.

Service Station EVR Submittal Requirements PDF picture logo(RCB0801)

Regional Standardized submittal requirements for Enhanced Vapor Recovery systems at Service Stations.

Site Accessibility Plan Requirements PDF picture logo(RCB0414) 

Detailed submittal requirements for Site Accessibility features on commercial architectural plan sets.

Christmas Tree Sales Lot Information PDF picture logo(RCB0804)

Information and fill-in form for Christmas Tree Lots.

Commercial Coaches PDF picture logo(RCB0511) 

Submittal requirements for various types of Commercial Coaches (Temporary Sales Offices; Temporary Offices; Construction Offices, etc.)

Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic Installations 10 kW or Less in One and Two Family Dwellings PDF picture logo(RCB1126)

Submittal requirements for Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic Installations 10 kW or Less in One and Two Family Dwellings 

Solar Pool Heating 30 kW or Less for One and Two Family Dwellings PDF picture logo  (RCB1127)

Submittal requirements for Solar Pool Heating 30 kW or Less for One and Two Family Dwellings .

Solar Domestic Water Heating 30 kW or Less for One and Two Family Dwellings PDF picture logo (RCB1128)

Submittal requirements for Solar Domestic Water Heating 30 kW or Less for One and Two Family Dwellings.


Examples and Details


Fee Deferral Program

Development Impact Fee Deferral Program Public Handout PDF picture logo(RCB0310)

This booklet explains the what projects qualify for fee deferral, and which fees are allowed to be deferred.

Commercial Development Impact Fee Deferral Program Application PDF picture logo(RCB0312)

This is the application for Commercial fee deferrals.

Single Family Residential Development Impact Fee Deferral Program Application PDF picture logo(RCB0313)

This is the application for Single Family (both Custom Home and Production Home) fee deferrals.


Field Inspection Related Items

Residential Frame Inspection Requirements PDF picture logo(RCB0500)

Information on what needs to be ready to pass a frame inspection.

24-Hour Inspection Request System PDF picture logo(RCB0502)

Instructions on how to use the City call-in inspection scheduling system.

Sign Permit Contractors Compliance Statement PDF picture logo(RCB505)

This document is for sign contractors installing sign that are inaccessible to the inspector.

Sign Permits – Common Inspection Problems PDF picture logo(RCB0507)

This is a list of common items that we have noticed that take place during the installation of signs.

Required Production Housing Inspection List PDF picture logo(RCB520)

This is a list of the required inspections for Production (tract) Homes.

Forms required for Plan Review Approval

Hazardous Materials Survey PDF picture logo(RCB0905)

Required for all commercial permits.

Certificate of Compliance School District Development Fee PDF picture logo(RCB1205)

Required for all commercial change-in-use, alteration, addition, and new commercial building permits, as well as any residential addition over 499 square feet in size.

Access Compliance for Existing Non-Residential Buildings  PDF picture logo(RCB1206)

Required for all commercial change-in-use, alteration, addition, and new commercial building permits.

Foundation Only Permit Declaration PDF picture logo(RCB0908)

Required if the applicant is intending to have a Foundation Only permit issued.

Partial Permit Declaration for Tenant Improvements PDF picture logo(RCB1210)

Required if the applicant is intending to have a Partial Permit issued.

Requirements for Special Inspection Agencies (RCB0912)

What outside firms must submit to be considered for our Special Inspections Firms recommendations list.

Statement of Special Inspection and Structural Observations 2013 CBC PDF picture logo(RCB1212)

Form for applicants to complete when Special Inspections are required as described in CBC Chapter 17. 

Approved Special Inspection Firm List PDF picture logo (RCB1216)


Policies 

Storage Racks PDF picture logo(BC-1) 

City requirements for storage racking and shelving.

Disabled Access Construction Cost Index PDF picture logo(DA-1)

Formula for determining the valuation threshold for accessibility obligations, as described in CBC Chapter 1134B.2.1, Exception 1.

Master Plans and Production Housing PDF picture logo(MP-1) 

City policy for submittal, processing, and issuance of Master Plan approvals, and Production Home permits.

Determining Valuations for Building Permits PDF picture logo(PP-1)

City policy for determining valuation for projects with no contract value.

Temporary Sales Offices in Model Homes PDF picture logo(PP-2) 

Policy for using a model home in a subdivision as the sales office for the model complex.

Partial Permits for Tenant Improvements PDF picture logo(PP-3)

Policy on the approval and issuance of a Partial Permit.

Railroad Cars and Storage Containers PDF picture logo(PP-4)

Policy for using Railcars and shipping containers as storage structures.

Foundation Only Permits PDF picture logo(PP-8)

Policy on the approval and issuance of a Foundation Only Permit.

Christmas Tree Lots PDF picture logo(PP-10)

Policy on permit and inspection requirements for Christmas Tree lots.

Electrical Permits for Fireworks Booths PDF picture logo(PP-11)

Policy on permit and inspection requirements for Fireworks Booths.

Use of PEX Piping as Alternate Material in Residential Construction PDF picture logo(RCB 0100) 

City requirements for PEX water piping for residential uses. 

Residential Window Installations and Replacements Policy PDF picture logo (RCB 1624)

City requirements for Residential Window Installations and Replacements


Pools and Spas

Excerpts from the Swimming Pool Safety Act PDF picture logo(RCB1101) 

Pool safety requirements from the State of California Health and Safety Code Sections 115920-115929.


Master Plans and Production Homes 

School District Master Plan File PDF picture logo(RCB0601)

Form used for allowing multiple Production Home permits to be brought to the local school district for payment of school district development impact fees.

Production Home Batch Submittal PDF picture logo(RCB0904)

Form allowing a builder to submit more than one (but less than 10) Production Home permit applications at a single time.

Master Plan Submittal Sheet PDF picture logo(RCB0606)

Form that must be filled out and submitted with each Master Plan submittal.


Development Fee Sheets for Production Homes

These forms are used as part of the submittal package for Production homes. They are listed by the specific subdivision they are intended for:

Forms from Other Agencies (Provided as Examples)


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