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.
- Plan Submittal Requirements
- Grading Permits - Plan Submittal Requirements (PDF)
- Erosion Field Manual (PDF)
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.
Demolition Permits & PCBs Screening
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.
- PCBs Screening Assessment Form - Part 1 (PDF)
- PCBs Screening Assessment Form - Part 2 (PDF)
- Protocol for Evaluating Priority PCBs-Containing Materials Before Building Demolition (PDF)
Building Permit Information
Building Permit Activity Reports are available on the City’s website.
For more information, contact the Permit Technician.