Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.
Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.
Download the Planning Application For Ministerial Approval of Two-Unit Residential Development or Parcel Subdivision Resulting in Two Lots With Residential Units On Each Lot (SB-9) and follow the steps as outlined below.
If you own a single-family home on a lot located within single-family residential zones, the Hillside Residential Zone (RH), Detached Unit Residential Zones (RD-1 and RD-2) or Mixed Housing Type Residential Zone (RM-1), but NOT located within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZ), might be eligible for:
Once we receive your Building Permit Application and all associated documents, we will review your submission. If we need further information, we will contact you. If your application is approved, we will contact you to issue your permit. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
QUESTIONS? Call (510) 238-3911 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.
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