Building Permit Requirements

Building permits are required in Belvedere for all additions, alterations, repairs, and for all maintenance that is done to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. Some very small projects may be subject to building permit exemption, however, most all exterior changes require Planning Design Review, even if a building permit is not be required.

The following work is subject to building permit exemption when being done as a single activity or not in conjunction with a larger project.

  • Painting, wallpapering, bookshelves, cabinets, tile or marble work
  • Fences and gates not higher than 6 feet
  • Roof, deck, and siding repairs when 100 square feet or less
  • Retaining walls less than four feet high when it can be demonstrated that there is no lateral pressure against it

To learn more, go to the Get Started On A Home Project section or contact the Belvedere Building Official.


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