A permit is needed for all new construction. In many cases, a permit is needed for repair or replacement of existing fixtures, such as replacing windows. A plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit is needed for any addition or changes to a building’s existing system; for example, moving or adding an electrical outlet requires a permit. Some projects can be handled with over-the-counter permits that can often be handled in one quick trip to the Citys's Planning Division.
Projects that usually require plans and permits are the following:
Not all types of building and construction require permits in the City of Riverside. A construction permit is not needed for items such as:
Remember, just because your project doesn’t need a construction permit doesn’t mean it may not need some other kind of City review. We suggest you call us at (951) 826-5697 any time you expand your business. However, reviews may be required from other agencies; be sure to check before building.
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