Do you need to apply for a minor building permit? Follow the instructions below.
a. A minor building permit are only for the following projects. They can be applied for, issued, and printed instantly.
MINOR BUILDING PERMITS
Repipe-Water Piping System
(same location less than 399k BTU)
Furnace Replacement (same location)
Water Heater (No Tankless)
Repair Gas Leak
Window Retrofit (Residential Only)
b. Be a licensed contractor
c. Have a registered account in Online Permitting Services (OPS)/Accela Citizen Access (ACA)
Note: If applying for a more 'complex' building permit (jobs not listed above) please apply for a Building Permit Pre-Application. Do not create a minor building permit application if your job isn't listed above.
a. Know the address where the job will be performed
b. Know the job value amount
c. Have your credit card information
Log in and create your application under the 'Building' tab
Get started at OPS/ACA
Your minor building permit will be issued and can be printed once your application is complete.
The Development Center is currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic. Please use the Online Permitting Services to apply for your minor building permit.
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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