The Building Division introduces an Express Review Program, to improve customer service to home owners, businesses, and contractors. This personalized service expedites building permits for residential homeowners and small businesses. Building permits that meets the critiera are listed on the Building Express Review Form.
Residential Tuesday helps expedite permit processing for homeowner improvement projects.
Commercial Wednesday helps expedite permit processing for tenant improvement projects for small businesses.
Customers meet one-on-one with City staff to process smaller tenant improvement and residential improvement building applications. The scheduled appointments, available every Tuesday and Wednesday, ensure applicants can meet with City Building and Planning Department staff directly to review and process improvement applications.
Community Development staff also serve as a resource and help the customer connect with other agencies responsible for approving building permits (including Fire Department, Utilities, and Public Works as needed.)
Construction projects typically require a building permit, plan check, and inspections. Building permits are required when any type of construction is planned that will change or add structure to an existing property and for work regulated by City codes or ordinances, such as:
When submitting a building permit, you must complete a building permit application.
A permit fee estimator will be available online soon to assist in estimating building permit fees. Estimates provide a preliminary estimate only, based on the information provided. Actual permit costs are calculated and verified through the plan review process and may vary from that provided by the online permit fee estimator as indicated on the disclaimer and acknowledged by the user.
Construction can begin only after the permit is issued. Once the permit is issued, construction must commence within 180 days. Construction may not stop completely for more than 180 days. If these time periods are exceeded, the permit will automatically expire and a new application for a building permit is necessary.
Any questions about the Permit Process?
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/30/2015