When is a Building Permit not required?
Permits shall not be required for:
- Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or IIIA liquids.
- Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inch above adjacent grade, on public property, and not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
- Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.

Exemptions from permit requirements of the California Building Code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the California Building Code or any other laws or ordinance of this jurisdiction. CRC, Section 105.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Who may apply for a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. How much will it cost?
5. Are construction plans required?
6. What kind of plans are required?
7. How many copies of the plans do I need?
8. When is a Building Permit not required?
9. What do I need to submit for a bathroom or kitchen remodel?
10. Do I need a permit for a fence?
11. How high can I build my fence?
12. Do I need a permit for a shed?
13. When am I required to pay school fees for my project?
14. Do I need an Architect or Engineer?
15. What information is required on drawings?