Permit Applications and Requirements

Download permit guidelines, requirements and applications using the links below:

Commercial Construction
Demolition Permits
Electrical Permits
Mechanical Permits
Owner-Builder Permits

Photovoltaic Permits
Plumbing Permits
Residential Construction
Roofing Permits
Swimming Pools & Spas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Requires a Permit?

The City of Los Altos requires permits for each of the following:

Demolition
Structures
Swimming Pools
Septic Tanks

Plumbing
Water Heaters
Gas Lines
Earthquake Actuated Valves
Re-pipes
Sewer/Back Water Valves

Electrical
Photovoltaic & Fuel Cell Systems
Vehicle Charging Stations
Electrical Gates
Satellite Dishes / Ham Radio Antennas
Temporary Power Poles

New Structures
New Buildings
Gazebos
Pool Houses
Carports/Detached Garages
Greenhouses
Sheds
Swimming Pools/Spas/Equipment Enclosures

Building
Additions or Alterations
Arbors
Awnings
Bathroom Upgrade/Remodel
Decks
Drywall/Sheet Rock
Equipment Installation/Replacement
Fireplace/Chimney Repair
Generator
Kitchen Upgrade/Remodel
Patio Covers/Trellis
Re-Roofing or Roof Repairs
Relocation of Buildings/Structures
Siding
Signs
Window Replacement/Retrofit

Mechanical
Furnaces
Air Conditioners