City Permits

Make Your Permitting Journey Easier


  • Start by reviewing the information linked from the boxes below.
  • Ready to apply or schedule an inspection? Go to our online Planning & Permits Hub.
  • Need assistance? Send e-mail to [email protected] (residential and commercial permits). If you have questions about starting a new business, please contact [email protected].

Special note to business owners:
Most building and fire permits require the involvement of a California state-licensed design professional such as an architect or engineer. Read more here.



What Is Zoning?

Business Zoning Tool

Operating Downtown

Commercial Lease Questions

Development Review Committee

When to Hire an Architect

Permit Document List

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