When are building plans required?

Plans are required for any new construction or when you add to, alter or repair existing structures. Structures include:

  • Decks
  • Patio/porch enclosures
  • Retaining walls
  • Rooms
  • Stairways

Many home maintenance projects (e.g., water heater, furnace and window replacement, re-roofing, and siding) which can be described on the permit application may be issued without plans. Replacing or adding a sink, toilet or bathroom vanity requires a plumbing permit.

By permitting and inspecting construction work, the Building Division assures the work is done correctly, in accordance with the code, and the health and life safety of Daly City citizens is protected.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. When are building plans required?
3. How do I apply for a Building Permit?
4. May I do the work myself?
5. After I get a Building Permit, am I finished?