What is a building permit needed for?

Permits are not just for new construction, but for remodeling as well. In many cases, a permit is required for repair or replacement of existing features, such as replacing windows. A plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permit is required for any additions or changes to the structure's existing system; for example, moving or adding an electrical outlet requires a permit. Contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 559-665-8615, ext. 787 or Email Community and Economic Development for further information.

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5. How much does a permit cost?
6. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
7. Can I perform work in the public right-of-way?
8. What other types of things do I need permits for?
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