Permit Applications by Mail
You may now submit your application for most "residential" types of permits by mail. Multifamily and non-residential "commercial" projects are not included in the "Mail-in" program at this time. Remember, we cannot accept incomplete submittals so it is important that you carefully follow the procedure.
Please fill out all forms completely and include the plans, fees, supporting documents and other agency reports that may be required.
The program is limited to the following:
We can only accept applications signed by the owner of the property or a California licensed contractor representing the owner for the permitted work. All forms requiring signatures must be signed by the same person as the signature on the accompanying check. Please do not send cash or a credit card number. If the check is not attached, required signatures are not complete, or complete plans and forms are not included, the application will be deemed incomplete and returned to the applicant.
Please follow the program carefully. We have included instructions for each segment and links to other pages that will help answer any questions you have.
A copy of the application form will be returned once the submittal has been accepted and processed. If you have not received a return confirmation within seven working days, please contact Building Services.
The interactive application forms on our web site are provided in a PDF format. The forms can be filled out on screen and then printed on your printer to be included with your application package.
For more detailed plan requirements see
Plancheck Guidelines or each of the following:
Residential Second Dwelling -- “granny flats”
Manufactured Dwelling -- “mobile homes”
Accessory Building associated with a residence
Garages accessory building associated with a residence
Barn accessory building associated with a residence
Miscellaneous Permits – “ remodel, mechanical, gas, reroof, etc”
Your plans are reviewed by our plan check staff for minimal code issues that may be costly and hard to correct once built.
Multiple checks may be required
at time of permit issuance depending on the type of permit: one for the Permit, one for the School Fee, one for the Air Quality fee, and one for DOT Encroachment Permits. Each check is made to respective agency.
The application fee for the mail-in process is one half of the building fee and the full planning site review fee determined by using the appropriate permit type found in
how to obtain a permit. Grading, non-residential, and multi-family applications cannot be mailed in and will need to be submitted to our office during business hours.
The balance of the Building Services fee and any additional fees by other agencies will be due at the time of permit issuance.
Please follow the guideline for a complete permit application submittal.