FAQ Topic: Permits and licenses

Does my roof project require Planning review and approval?

Your roof project will need Planning review and approval as it will require you to file either a Design Review Application or a Design Review Exemption Application. New roofs as wells as repairs and replacement to existing roofs are governed by Belvedere Municipal Code, 20.04.140 – Materials and Colors Used. The code specifies that all … Continued

Does my roofing project require a building permit?

Any roofing project, new as well as repair and replacement of existing, requires a building permit unless the repair and replacement is less than 100 square feet. You can learn more about Building Permit Requirements here. Note: Regardless of whether or not you roofing project requires a building permit, it will need Planning review and … Continued

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 … Continued

How do I get started on a home project?

To get started on a home project, go here in the Planning & Building Department section. Note that the process depends on the size of your home project. Smaller home projects are relatively simple and quick to approve. Larger home projects are more complex and require more time for approval.

How do I schedule a building inspection?

To request an inspection, please call (415) 435-8915. As long as the inspection request is called in before midnight, an inspection may be performed the very next working day. No inspections are performed during the weekends or holidays, and no construction is permitted on those days.

What are the current applicable construction codes?

The California Building Standards Commission has adopted the following construction codes, which are effective in the City of Belvedere as of January 1, 2014: 2016 California Building Code 2016 California Residential Code 2016 California Plumbing Code 2016 California Green Building Standards Code 2016 California Mechanical Code 2016 California Fire Code 2016 California Electrical Code And … Continued

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