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Online Permit Services

Apply for online permits at SJ Permits. Also, find property information, pay fees and schedule inspections.

Available Permits Online

Building-Structural Permit Single-family / Duplex Multifamily Commercial / Industrial
Chimney Repair Yes No No
Reroof Yes  Yes Yes
Electrical Permit Single-family / Duplex Multifamily Commercial / Industrial
Air Conditioning Yes No No
Appliance - New or Replacements Yes Yes Yes
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Yes No No
Light Fixtures - New or Replacements Yes Yes No
Receptacles / Switches - New
Replacements in an existing location don't require a permit
Yes Yes Yes
Rewire - 1 or 2 story Yes Yes No
Solar (Photovoltaic) Systems
(Requires a plan that would be reviewed at the time of inspection.)
Yes Yes Yes
Service Change up to 200 amps Yes Yes Yes
Service Change 1 meter up to 600 amps Yes Yes Yes
Subpanel(s) Yes No No
Mechanical Permit Single-family / Duplex Multifamily Commercial / Industrial
Air Conditioning
Yes Yes No
Appliance - New or Replacements
Yes Yes No
Decorative Fireplace Appliance Yes Yes Yes
Duct / Flue Alteration Yes No No
Evaporative Cooler Yes No No 
Exhaust Fan Yes Yes Yes
Furnace - New Yes No No
Furnace - Replacement Yes Yes Yes
Heat Pump including condensate Yes No No
Plumbing Permit Single-family / Duplex Multifamily Commercial / Industrial
Backflow / Vacuum Breaker No Yes Yes
Condensate Waste or Inlet Drain
(both mechanical and plumbing permit apply)
 No No Yes
DWV (Drain-Waste-Vent) / Water Alteration Yes No No
Dry Well or French Drain
(both mechanical and plumbing permit apply)
Yes Yes Yes
Fixture - New or Multiple Replacements Yes Yes No
Fixture Single Replacement Yes Yes Yes
Gas Earthquake Valve Yes Yes Yes
Gas Line Rough and Final
(both mechanical and plumbing permit apply)
Yes Yes Yes
Gas Line Retest
(both mechanical and plumbing permit apply)
Yes Yes Yes
Gas Log Lighter Yes No No 
Property Line Cleanout Yes Yes Yes
Repipe Yes No Yes
Repipe, Gyp or Gyp and Shear Repair No Yes Yes
Sanitary Sewer Replacement Yes Yes Yes
Water Heater Replacement Yes Yes Yes
Water Service Change Yes Yes Yes
Water Softener Installation Yes Yes No 
Water Treatment Equipment No Yes Yes