Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.
Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.
Building Permits are required for any window replacement, and must be obtained before any construction work begins.
See the "How to Apply" section below for full details and procedures.
If your project includes interior work, such as a Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel, please visit our Bathroom & Kitchen Remodels page to apply for permits for the entire project.
* ENERGY FORMS: You must provide the appropriate energy forms for your window replacement work:
Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your plans. If we need further information, we will contact you. If your application is approved, we will contact you to issue your permit. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.
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