When do you need a permit?
A building permit is required whenever you plan to do the following:
  • Build a house or other buildings/structures
  • Make improvements or alterations to your home or structure
  • Move or demolish a building
  • Roof or re-roof your home or other building
  • Make electrical, plumbing, or heating installations or alterations
  • Install a wood burning stove or build a fireplace
  • Build a swimming pool, some accessory building, fences over seven feet high or a retaining wall.

In brief, you will need a permit for any work that physically changes or adds structures to your property. When in doubt, give us a call at (209) 966-3934.

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1. When do you need a permit?
2. Why do you need a permit?
3. What applications do I initiate?
4. How much does the permit cost?
5. What is plan checking?
6. How soon can I get a permit?
7. When are inspections required?
8. What does the inspector do?
9. How do I call for an inspection?