Follow these steps to get a permit for most construction projects.
(If your project is only for an ADU and work related to ADU construction, start your application online. If your project is for a small business in the City, see if you can get your small business permits with 30-day review.)
Fill out forms about your role in the project
You must tell us about your role on the project to apply for a building permit.
Fill out the package for your role. You will upload it when you apply for a building permit.
For owners, fill out the owner package.
For contractors, fill out the contractor statement.
For authorized agents, fill out the authorized agent form.
Fill out the School Facility Fee form
You must fill out the School Facility Fee form.
Fill out the Green Energy form
You must fill out our Green Energy forms.
Fill out water use forms
If your construction project includes any water fixtures, a new fire sprinkler system, or a new utility line, fill out the water use forms.
Register to track your construction waste
You must track your construction waste if your project is for:
- New construction
- Additions greater than 1,000 square feet
- Remodels or alterations that cost $200,000 or more
Review what information you need to apply for a building permit
You will need information about:
- You and your project team
- Building location
- Project plan
- Construction details
Last updated March 12, 2021