Building Division

Online Permit Application Guide

The City has launched a new online permit application guide to help you prepare your building permit applications. The guides are tailored for different types of residential projects and will provide you with information for your specific property, such as zoning and setback requirements, as well as the forms and plans that are necessary for submittal. The guide can also flag features of the site that may require additional information, such as geological and fire hazard zones.  

You must create an account to submit a building or planning application with the necessary documents. If you visit as a guest, you can explore general information, but cannot submit an application. We welcome any feedback you have about this new tool!

Please note that online permit payment is temporarily unavailable.

Building Inspections

Inspection requests must be made online. Learn more about the building inspection process or schedule your inspection online.

Plan Checking/Submittal

Green Halo Waste Management

The California Green Building Code requires 65% of all non-hazardous construction and demolition waste be diverted from landfills by salvage or recycling. Applicants are required to submit a Waste Management Plan through Green Halo Systems, which tracks waste diversion and recycling and monitors compliance with State regulations.

All applicants for demolition permits must conduct an assessment to screen for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in priority building materials. This screening is required for water quality protection and is designed in accordance with requirements in the Bay Area Regional Municipal Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. 

Building Permit Information

Building Permit Activity Reports are available on the City’s website.

For more information, contact the Permit Technician.

Other Information

Building Division Documents