Building Permit

Building Permit

Building Permit


A Building Permit is an official approval issued by the City of Del Rey Oaks that allows you or your contractor to proceed with a construction or remodeling project on your property. It is intended to ensure that the project plans to comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. These standards are intended to ensure the safety of current and future owners and occupants and to provide enforcement of zoning and land-use policies.


How to Obtain a Building Permit:


Step 1: Contact City Hall


The City Clerk will inform you if an Architectural Review or a Plan Check will be needed.  Please visit City Hall or call (831) 394-8511. 

To SUBMIT your forms and plans you must make an appointment with staff at City Hall.


Step 2: Architectural Review


IF your project requires Architectural Review, please provide the following to the City Clerk's Office:

• An Assessment of Environmental Effects for Variances and Use Permits

• A Site Plan (1/8" = 1')

• A Floor Plan (1/4" = 1')

• A Plot Plan to scale, showing changes in elevations (1/4" = 1'), and showing placement of structures and existing trees on lot.

• A Landscape Plan


Architectural Review must be approved by the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

All applications and related materials for the Planning Commission Agenda must be submitted by 12pm on the last Wednesday of the month.

Plans must be submitted on a minimum paper size of 11"x17". Applications will not be considered if all requirements have not been met.


Step 3: Plan Check


If your project requires Plan Check, please provide the following to the City Clerk's Office:

The applicant must submit 2 sets of plans to the City of Del Rey Oaks Building Department, that include all of the previous information, along with the following additional information:

• The ADDRESS of the project

• The AREA (square footage) of any new constructions (including additions)


• A DETAIL SHEET. Show all details of the various components of the structure in scale and/or dimensioned so that adequate information about these components can be determined.

• NAME, ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER of the building owner and the building contractor (if known)

• If you are adding floor area, 2 sets of ENERGY CALCULATIONS are required

• If your work costs $ 1OOO or more, BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTORS are needed in halls and bedrooms .

• PLAN CHECK FEE is based on the valuation of the project. Depending on the size of the project, plans are normally returned in 7 to 15 days.

• After the project has received plan check approval, 1 additional approved set of plans must be submitted to the Building Department.


Step 4: Additional Permits or Approvals


If your project requires Additional Permits or Approvals, please provide to the City Clerk's Office.


Step 5: Issuance of Building Permit


Contractors must have the following information prior to Building Permit issuance:

• Contractor's State License Number

• Workman's Compensation Insurance Certificate

• Current City of Del Rey Oaks Business License


A Permit fee will be collected based on the job valuation with an additional $30.00 Processing Fee.


Step 6: Inspection


24 Hour Notice is Required

Final Inspections are required for ALL permits.

Please call Joe Headley at (831) 920-1815 to schedule an inspection.


For more information on obtaining a Building Permit, please visit or call City Hall at (831) 394-8511.

To SUBMIT your forms and plans you must make an appointment with staff at City Hall.