Building permits are required to build, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure in the City of Half Moon Bay. This includes everything from houses and garages to commercial construction, tenant improvements to signs.
Electrical permits are required for the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocation, service upgrades as well as fixed appliances and equipment connections.
Mechanical permits are required for the installation and repair of heating, ventilating, cooling and refrigeration systems.
Plumbing permits are required for the installation, removal, alteration, or replacement of any plumbing, gas or drainage piping work or any fixture or water heating equipment in a building or premises.
Applying for a Permit
To apply for a permit for any structural changes, any additional square footage to an existing structure, or any items specified above, you need to:
Simple alteration projects can often be approved while you wait. For further information on permit requirements and fees for your particular project contact the Building Department via:
- Email at
- Phone at (650) 726 - 8284
- In person at City Hall between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.