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    FENCE - (up to 6 ft high)

    Type of permit(s) applications: Zoning Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: One (1) week
    Submittal Requirements: Site plan showing location of fence. Elevation of fence design. Two sets of drawings are required. Available for your use are our standards for Chain Link & Wood fences.  If applicable, please print out the Corner Yard Fence and Wall Heights Limits diagram
    Special Considerations: A Variance or Final Zoning Inspection may be required. Landmark District and Design Review may also apply.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed construction must be provided.
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    FENCES (all other types) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: One (1) week
    Submittal Requirements: Site plan showing location of wall. Two sets of drawings are required.  Available for your use are our standards for Concrete Block,  and Chain Link & Wood fences. If applicable, please print out the Corner Yard Fence and Wall Heights Limits diagram
    Special Considerations: A Variance or Final Zoning Inspection may be required. Landmark District and Design Review may also apply.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed construction must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.


    FIRE PERMITS (alarm, monitor, sprinkler and suppression systems) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Fire Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: Two (2) week minumun, initial plan review only.
    Submittal Requirements: Two sets of drawings are required.
    Special Considerations:  
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    FOUNDATION RETROFIT/BOLTING  

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day
    Submittal Requirements: Engineered details required.
    Special Considerations: Landmark District and Design Review may apply.
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    GRADING/HILLSIDE GRADING 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: Four (4) week minimum, initial plan review only
    Submittal Requirements: Engineered drawings required.
    Special Considerations: Hillside grading requires a deposit for plan review and inspection as well as compliance with the PMC 14.05. Mitigation Monitoring may be required. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    HVAC - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning: Adding or Changing 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Mechanical Permit 
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day
    Submittal Requirements: Two (2) sets of drawings showing location of equipment.
    Special Considerations: If property is located in a Landmark District, changes visible from public right-of-way require Historic Preservation over-the-counter review.  Design Review may be required. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    MECHANICAL PERMIT 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Mechanical Permit 
    Type of review: Mail-in or Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day, unless requiring submittal for plan review.
    Submittal Requirements: Two (4) sets of drawings are required for plan review for projects that meet the MPE Thresholds
    Special Considerations: If property is located in a Landmark District, changes visible from public right-of-way require Historic Preservation over-the-counter review.  Design Review may be required. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    PAINTING 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Design Review
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day, unless subject to special considerations.
    Submittal Requirements: Paint color samples.
    Special Considerations: Design Review may be required for specific areas and types of buildings.
    Fees: See fee schedule.

    PAVING AND LANDSCAPING (alternative types, for residential uses) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Approval letter from Zoning Administrator followed by Zoning Permit 
    Type of review: For Zoning Administrator Letter:  Plans are submitted to Window 3 for plan review.
    For Zoning Permit:  Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: For Zoning Administrator Letter:  Ten days for letter issuance followed by ten day appeal period.
    For Zoning Permit:  Same day
    Submittal Requirements: Two sets of drawings are required for plan review. Also include sample of alternative paving and description of paving and installation. 
    Special Considerations: Final Zoning Inspection may be required.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of paving must be provided.
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

  • PAVING (Residential Uses) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Zoning Permit 
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day, unless subject to special considerations.
    Submittal Requirements: Two sets of drawings.
    Special Considerations: Final Zoning Inspection may be required. Information on protected trees in vicinity of paving must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    PAVING (Commercial uses, Parking Lots) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day, unless subject to special considerations.
    Submittal Requirements: Two sets of drawings.
    Special Considerations: Design Review or Final Zoning Inspection may be required.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of paving must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    PLUMBING PERMIT 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Plumbing Permit 
    Type of review: Mail-in or Walk-in
    Length of review: Same day, unless requiring submittal for plan review.
    Submittal Requirements: Two sets of drawings are required for plan review for projects that meet the MPE Thresholds 
    Special Considerations:  
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    POOL/SPA 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: One (1) week.
    Submittal Requirements: Two (2) sets of engineered plans required.
    Special Considerations: Security fencing must be installed before shooting of gunite. Please see the Pool/Spa Requirements brochure for more information.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of paving must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    RELOCATION 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: Two (2) weeks, initial plan review only.
    Submittal Requirements: Two (2) sets of drawings including a foundation plan.
    Special Considerations: If over 50 years old, or if property is located in a Landmark District, subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission.  Design Review or a Conditional Use Permit may be required. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    REROOF 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Over-the-Counter
    Length of review: Same day, unless subject to special considerations.
    Submittal Requirements: Specify UL or ICBO report number for the roofing material.
    Special Considerations: Class A roofs only allowed in Pasadena unless it has a historic building exemption. Changes in roofing material on historic buildings may require review by the Historic Preservation Commission. Design Review may be required.  We have available a Re-Roofing Requirements handout with additional information. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    RESIDENTIAL ADDITION 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: If addition is less than 250 sf and not in hillside, project is a One (1) Week review. Otherwise, a two (2) week minimum, for initial plan check only. 
    Submittal Requirements: See Single Family Residential Addition Submittal Requirement checklist for accurate documentation requirements. 
    Special Considerations: Conditional Use Permit or Variance  may be required. If over 50 years old, or if property is located in a Landmark District, subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission. Design Review may be required. If the project is in the Hillside District, Condition or Mitigation Monitoring, or a Final Zoning Inspection, may be required.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed addition must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION (Single family or Duplex) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit, Address 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: Four (4) week minimum, plan check only.
    Submittal Requirements: See New Single Family Residence Submittal Requirement checklist for accurate documentation requirements.
    Special Considerations: Design Review, Conditional Use Permit or Variance may be required. Landmark District subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission.  If the project is in the Hillside District, Condition or Mitigation Monitoring, or a Final Zoning Inspection, may be required.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed construction must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION (Multi-family) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Building Permit, Address 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: Four (4) week minimum, plan review only.
    Submittal Requirements: See New Multi-Family Residence Submittal Requirement checklist  for accurate documentation requirements.
    Special Considerations: Project may fall into City of Gardens Review, Conditional Use Permit or Variance, Design Review, Condition or Mitigation Monitoring, or a Final Zoning Inspection, may be required.  Landmark District subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed construction must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

    RETAINING WALL (Up to 4 ft. high, non-hillside areas, no surcharge) 

    Type of permit(s) applications: Zoning Permit 
    Type of review: Plans are submitted for plan review.
    Length of review: One (1) week.
    Submittal Requirements: Site plan and elevation showing location and height of retaining wall. Two sets of drawings are required.
    Special Considerations: Final Zoning Inspection may be required.  Information on protected trees in vicinity of proposed retaining wall must be provided. 
    Fees: Try out our Fee Estimator Calculator to get a fee estimate.

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