Do I need a building permit?

Yes.  Many permits will require that plans be submitted before the permit is issued. Check with the Community Development Department for details. Failure to obtain a permit may result in a Stop Work Order and possible citation.

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1. What types of things can I, the property owner, do?
2. Can I hire unlicensed help?
3. Can I get a friend to help me?
4. When must I, the property owner, hire a licensed contractor?
5. Do I, the property owner, have to be on the premises while the work is being done?
6. Can I, as the property owner, build a new structure?
7. Do I need a building permit?
8. Will I be required to call for inspections?
9. Is there any reason I, as the property owner, should not perform my own building repairs and maintenance?