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Submittal Requirements

Some projects require building plans that must be reviewed for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. Here is a breakdown of permit types and whether plan check is required. If plan check submission is required, visit the plan review page for more info.

Here is a handy reference of the types of projects that require plan review. Commercial projects always require plan review.

Type of Project

Plans
Required?

Permit
Required?

Minor Permit

No *

Yes

Water heater replacement

No *

Yes

HVAC 

No *

Yes

Reroof 

No *

Yes

Ceiling fan 

No *

Yes

Electrical panel changeout

No *

Yes

Siding 

No *

Yes

Sewer/water replacements

No *

Yes

Whole house rewire

No *

Yes

Replumbing 

No *

Yes

Gas line replacement

No *

Yes

Electrical circuits 

No *

Yes

SMUD/PG&E safety inspection

No *

Yes

Window changeout

No *

Yes

Room Addition

Yes

Yes

Remodel (Structural only)

Yes

Yes

Single Family Residence

Yes

Yes

Pool 

Yes

Yes

Shed/building

Yes

Yes

(over 120 sq. ft.)

Deck/patio cover

Yes

Yes

(attached & over 120 sq. ft.)

Detached garages

Yes

Yes

*Please note:
Minor permits do not require a plan review for residential projects, but do for commercial ones.