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Permits and Plan Review Topic Listing

Building Permit Submittal Documents - This CHECKLISTwill assist you in preparing plans for submittal with a building permit application. Alterations, additions, and remodeling projects may not require all drawings and submittals listed. Please discuss the spToolkitecifics of your project with the Permit Service Center staff before submitting a building permit application. By submitting complete and legible plans that clearly indicate and describe new work and any existing work, you will help the City issue your permit as quickly as possible.  [more...]

Electronic Plan Review - The Building and Safety Division accepts electronic submittal of documents in PDF file format for plan review and permitting purposes. Customers should bring construction documents on a USB flash drive to the Permit Service Center at the time of permit application.  [more...]

Plan Check Requirements and Schedules - All documents and plans are required to be submitted electronically in PDF Format via USB flash-drive with the maximum attachment size of 100 MB and minimum 300 dpi. [more...]

Fees - Building permit fees are based on the valuation of the project. The value or valuation used in computing the building permit fee shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment. [more...]

Minor Permits - Licensed California contractors may now apply, pay for and be issued minor permits for the scopes of work listed below for single family homes and duplexes through Permits Online. [more...]

Additional Requirements Triggered by Building Permit Submittal - Carbon Monoxide Detectors    [more...]

Hiring Design Professional and Contractors  - [more...]

Permit Requirements and Exemptions - Permits Required [more...]

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permitting and Submittal Requirements  - Submittal Requirements: The Solar Photovoltaic Code Compliance Checklist provides a complete description of the information required on plans to obtain permit(s) for solar PV systems. For general solar information and resources, see Solar Information    [more...]

Overview of Permitting Process - City of Berkeley Permit Service Center (PSC) [more...]

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