Q: I have an open building code violation on my property. How do I resolve this before submitting my roofing permit?
A: Visit the Code Enforcement cube at the Permit Center to discuss and create a plan to resolve any open violations.
Q: Who can pull these permits?
A: Property owners or a licensed contractor.
Q: What do I need to do to pull the permit as an owner-builder?
A: An owner-builder is a person who owns the property and acts as their own general contractor on the job. As the owner-builder, you would either do the work yourself or have employees (or subcontractors) work on the project. As an owner-builder, you accept full responsibility for your construction permit. To apply for a permit as an owner-builder, you need to submit the Owner Builder Information, Notice to Property Owner Authorization (Form CSS-026), which acknowledges and gives approval to assume liability for the construction project.
Q: What if I am the tenant but not the property owner?
A: You are not authorized to get this permit.
Q: What if my property is owned by a trust?
A: You will need to provide a copy of the trust paperwork showing the trustee or executor.
Q: What if my property is overseen by a Homeowners Association and the scope of work is in the common area or exterior of a condominium building?
A: You will need to submit a letter or authorization (signed by the HOA president).
Q: What if I live in a coastal community?
A: You need to visit the Planning cube at the Permit Center to discuss potential additional requirements associated with coastal zones.