Permitting 102: Do I Need A Permit?
We are often asked if specific construction projects require a building permit. These projects always require a building permit:
In any building, structure, and/or any of the following items:
Fire protection sprinkler systems
Walls or temporary partitions over 5′ 9″ high
Fences over 6′ 0″ high
Platforms, walks, or drives more than 30″ above grade
Metal shelving over 8′ 0″ high
Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and moving walks
Excavations or fills in excess of 50 cubic yards, towers, or fuel islands
Awnings, canopies, or tents over 200 sq. ft.
Retaining walls over 48″ high
Change of building use or occupancy
Signs (site specific regulations)
Temporary buildings or structures
Please check with your local agency. There may be exceptions to these guidelines!
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