FAQ - Why should I apply for a building permit?
Answer: A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to start construction of a building project. Permits allow the enforcement of the codes that have been adopted as law the State of California and they provide the means for code officials to inspect construction to ensure that minimum standards are met and appropriate materials are used. You have an investment in the home or business you are about to build or remodel, when that home or business building does not comply with the codes, your investment could be reduced. The City cannot design or prepare you documents for you. If you do not know how to prepare construction documents then you should consider hiring a licensed contractor, designer, licensed architect, or licensed engineer.