Do I need a building permit for my project?

Building permits are required in Belvedere for all additions, alterations, repairs, and for all maintenance that is done to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. The following work is exempt from a building permit 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

Please check with the Belvedere Building Official to confirm that no permit is required. Also, note that most exterior changes require Design Review even though a building permit may not be required.

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