When do I need a permit?

Building Permits are required before you erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure. See Section 106.2 of the California Building Code for further exemptions. The link below provides a summary of the exemptions. Watch the How to Video about Work Exempt from Permits for more information. 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.

Construction Work NOT requiring a Building Permit

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. Where are the Building Permit Offices located?
3. Who may obtain a building permit?
4. How long does it take to get a permit?
5. How can a permit be obtained for a water heater that was replaced over the weekend, due to an emergency?
6. How do I get building records / plans for my residence?