Online Permits Available Soon
Review Important Online Permit information and requirements then register for using Online Permits below where indicated. Online permits will be available to Contractors only.
NOTE: Contractors must have valid license and Workmans Comp on file with this office in order to apply online - if your online information cannot be verified please call the Community Development Resource Agency's Building Division at 530-745-3010 during normal business hours.
Building Permits Cannot Be Issued Online for:
- Project that requires submittal of plans; i. e. new structures, additions and major alterations requiring load bearing structural changes.
- Structural demolition
- Historic structures
- SB-547 (unreinforced masonry) structures
- Structures that are currently in the code enforcement process
- Structures in a flood zone
- Work on or within mobile/manufactured homes
- Work which will disturb asbestos
- Commercial construction, remodel or alteration
- New electrical meter/service
- Work requiring accessibility compliance
- Work requiring TRPA approval for projects located in the Tahoe Basin
Permits issued on any of the above structures/projects will not be valid.
Online Permits Available Soon
Water Heater Change-Out
Electrical Service Change-Out
When the valuation of an addition, alteration or repair to a residential living unit exceeds $1,000.00 and a permit is required, or when one or more sleeping rooms are added or created in an existing residential living unit, smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with the CDC, Section 310.9.1, CRC 314& County Code 15.04.050.K. It is the permit holder and owner's responsibility to comply.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required
All Permits issued and associated with a residential group “R” dwelling unit ot sleeping unit shall conform to the 2010 California Residential Code Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms (Section R315). Provide completed Declaration of Installation to Field Director.
Repair and/or Replacement In-Kind
Repair in Kind (RIK), is defined as:
Repairs which use the same or similar materials in the same or similar location which comply with the currently adopted code. To be issued without plans, such repairs must be limited to 40 lineal feet of wall.”
NOTE: When applying for a permit, identify any work that requires relocation of any appliance, equipment, fixture or service in the Description of Work to be performed.
Non-Structural Repair in kind
Definition: Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work connected with remodeling or damage repair.
- Kitchen/Bath remodel (No altered walls)
- Deck Repair
- Deck Rebuild (if not over 10’ high)
- Flood Damage (minor non-structural)
- Other Water Damage (minor non-structural)
- Fire Damage (minor non-structural)
- Storm Damage (minor non-structural)
- Siding, windows, re-roofs and doors
- New Plumbing (Sink, dishwasher, etc.) – minimum fees, quantity used for info only.
- New electrical (circuits, subpanel, etc.) – minimum fees, quantity used for info only.
- New mechanical (ductwork, etc.) – minimum fees, quantity used for info only.
- Other non-structural damage (sheet rock, sub-floor, ceiling material – Contract cost.
Structural Repair in kind
Definition: Wall replacement, cutting holes in roof/walls or removing walls affecting 40 lineal feet or less of wall. The work done meets the definition of conventional light-frame construction in the Building Code and does not require a design analysis. If more than 40 linear feet of wall is affected, plans are required and the permit cannot be issued via the internet.
- Alteration of walls in connection with remodel
- Damage repair (Structural)
- Dry Rot repair
- Based on the number of inspections or square footage.
Homeowners' Association (H.O.A.) And Design Corridor Requirements
Please click on the HOA's link for a list of HOA's located in the County of Placer requiring approval from Planning prior to permit issuance. A HOA approval letter shall be sent to the Planning Division via E-mail prior to obtaining Online Permits requiring HOA's approval. Planning approval is required if request for permit is located within a Design Corridor. Send E-mail to email@example.com
Permits issued on structures without prior HOA. approval when HOA approval is required will not be valid.
Separate Structures Require Separate Permits
Parcels with multiple structures and work being performed on more than one structure will require a separate permit for each structure.
Payment For Online Permits
Payment for Online Permits will be made by utilizing an account with the County of Placer that is opened by the contractor with a deposit of funds. The amount of the initial deposit can be based on anticipated work load and associated permit fees. The contractor will debit the account each time an Online Permit is issued for the amount of the permit fees. The contractor can make additional deposits to the account at any time to cover anticipated future permit fees. It is recommended that a balance be maintained to cover anticipated future permit fees in order to prevent delay in the processing of Online Permits.
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