May I start work before my permit is issued?

Work requiring permits cannot start until the permit is issued. Double permit fees will be assessed on work that is started prior to obtaining a permit that is required. Payment of a double fee does not relieve compliance with requirements. Additional penalties may also be applied depending upon the nature of the work including but not limited to being found guilty of a misdemeanor and being subject to additional fines as set forth in the city’s Code of Ordinances. If an emergency circumstance exists or there is a request to evaluate portions of the work that can start earlier, please contact the Building Safety division as soon as possible to assist in determining if any work can be permitted.

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1. How do I apply for a permit?
2. How do I find the status of my permit application?
3. How long does it take for a permit application to be approved?
4. May I start work before my permit is issued?
5. Do my plans need to be signed and sealed?
6. What permits are required to increase the floor area, building height or build an extension to an existing building or structure?
7. What are the parking requirements for my business or residence?
8. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
9. Do I need a permit to install sprinklers?
10. What type of work is exempt from permitting?
11. I would like to host a Farmers market, Pop-up market, or a frequently occurring event, what types of permits are required?