Lee Ginsburg
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty

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REQUIRED PERMIT WORK

Except as detailed below, NO building service equipment regulated by this code and the technical codes shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate, appropriate permit for each building, structure or building service equipment has first been obtained from the building official.

TYPICAL WORK REQUIRING A BUILDING PERMIT

1.   Additions

2.   New Construction

3.   Kitchen remodel or replacement

4.   Bathroom remodel or repairs

5.   Dryrot or termite work

6.   Atennia or satellite dishes over 3'

7.   Alterations

8.   Fire sprinkler systems

9.   Fire alarm systems

10. All new decks or repairs to a deck

11. Plumbing, electrical mechanical not listed below

12. Retaining walls 2' or more, engineered 3' or more in height

WORK EXEMPT FROM PERMIT

A permit shall not be required for the types of work in each of the separate classes of permits listed below.  Exception from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of the technical codes or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction.

EXEMPT WORK

1. One story detached accessory buildings used as tool sheds, play houses and similar uses, provided the projected roof area is 60 sq. ft. or less.

2. Fences not over 6' high side and rear and 30" front and sides as outlined by the planning division.

3. Water tanks

4. Painting, carpets and similar work.

5. Temporary motion picture stages and sets

6. Landscaping NOT involving retaining walls

NOTE: Although a building permit may not be required for the work listed above, there may be conditions or restrictions on such work by either the Planning Division or Engineering Division.  You must review your project with these divisions in order to determine if it is permissible.

PLUMBING PERMITS

1. The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste, vent or water pipes, provided however,that should any concealed trap, drainpipe, soil, waste, vent or water pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove or replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this code.

2. The clearing of stoppages or the  repair of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, nor for the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.


ELECTRICAL PERMITS -
NO PERMIT REQUIRED

1. Portable motors or other portable appliances energized by means of a cord or cable with an approved attachment plug.

2. Repair or replacement of fixed motors, transfromers or other fixed appliances of the same type, rating and location.

3. Temporary decorative lighting (30 days or less)

4. Repair or replacement of current carrying parts of any switch, contactor or control device.

5. Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but not the outlets thereof.

6. Repair or replacement or any over current device of the required cpacity in the same location.

7. Repairs to electric signs

8. Low voltage systems (25 volts or less)

9. A permit shall not be required for work performed by the local power company.

MECHANICAL PERMITS

1. Any portable heating or cooling unit.

2. A closed system of steam, hot or chilled water piping within a heating or cooling equipment.

3. Replacement of any component part or assembly of an appliance which does not alter its original approval and complies with other applicable requirements of the code.

4. Refrigeration equipment which is part of the equipment for which a permit has been issued pursuant to the requirements of the code.

5. A unit refrigeration system as defined by the Mechanical Code.

IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN IF YOU NEED A PERMIT OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE BUILDING DIVISION OF YOUR CITY.  REQUIREMENTS MAY VARY WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOODS.