Window Requirements

If you would like additional information on any requirements provided, please telephone the Building Division at 650-991-8061.

  1. Permits
  2. Egress Windows
  3. Smoke Alarms
  4. Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  5. Safety Glazing for Windows
  6. Egress Window Opening Size Chart
  7. Sample Window Diagram


The installation or replacement of a window or windows requires a permit and inspection. This includes retrofit windows in existing frames.

Daly City issues window permits to the person doing the work. A homeowner who is capable of doing the work can obtain them, or they are issued to a California licensed contractor with a current Daly City business license.