Do I need a building permit?

Permits are required for, but not necessarily limited to, residential and business additions, alterations, patio covers, decks, garden and retaining walls, swimming pools, spas, air conditioners, all electrical and plumbing installations including sprinklers, water heaters and gas lines. If you are considering an alteration to an existing building, or a new construction project, please contact the Building Division at 619.667.1176.

The Permit Exemption Form and Exempt Improvement Projects for Single Family Dwellings Form are listed on the Community Development Forms page.

For additional information please see the Building Division page.

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