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Plan Set Template - Download and Save

This template should be used by property owners and contractors who are submitting plans for smaller residential projects. 

Over-the-Counter Building Permits

Over-the-counter permits are issued for work that does not require plan review, such as:

  • Electrical Service Upgrades
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Re-Roofs 
  • Re-Siding
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Window Replacement (non-structural) 

Many over-the-counter permits require compliance with California’s Energy Commission standards, please visit their website to ensure you submit the appropriate forms with your permit application: California Energy Commission 

Building Permits with Plan Submittal

Building Permits that require plan review include, but may not be limited to:

  • Any New Structure Greater than 120 Square Feet
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements 
  • Commercial & Residential Additions
  • Generator Installation
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Residential Remodels
  • Signs
  • Fencing
  • Swimming Pools
  • New & Remodeled Decks Require Structural Calculations) 
    • Attached – more than 30″ in height
    • Detached – more than 30″ in height & more than 250 square feet

 Plan Submittal Requirements 

Residential Plan Review Checklist

  • Minimum plan size is 11″ X 17″ / Maximum size is 24″ X 36″
  • Commercial plans must be prepared and stamped by a licensed design professional
  • Plans must be legible and drawn to scale
    • Structural documents: Minimum scale is 1/8″ = 1′ / Preferred scale is 1/4″ = 1′

Sign Permits

A building permit is required for any new or replacement sign in the City.

The City’s Development Code breaks down Sign Standards and Design Guidelines.

Solar Permits

Residential Solar Checklist

Solar Ordinance

Electrical Vehicle Charging Station 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Process

Residential EVCS Checklist

Non-Residential EVCS Checklist

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