When do I need a permit?

Almost all projects require permits. These include, but are not limited to, new structures, demolitions, additions, alterations, interior/exterior remodels, running new electrical, water or gas lines, repairs, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, pavilions, decks, carports, garages, docks, pools, foundation repairs, ADUs, and Junior ADUs, solar, energy storage systems, and backup generators. 

Work not requiring a building permit

Exemption from the permit requirements shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of any County code or ordinance. 
Please call us if you have any questions 925-655-2700.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. Who can pull a permit?
3. When do I need plans?
4. What should my plans show? How should they be formatted?
5. Do my plans require Planning approval?
6. Who else needs to approve my plans?
7. Do I need Sanitation District or septic tank approval for my plans?
8. When do I need Fire Department Approval?
9. Does Public Works need to approve my plans?