Permit Application Process

  1. Licensed & Unlicensed Professionals
  2. Property Owners

Licensed & Unlicensed Professionals

Contractors, Architects and other Designers must apply for permits online using a professional user account. To request a professional user account, please provide the following information to the Building Department at building@cityofmillvalley.org

  1. Your State License Number
  2. Name of Company
  3. Office mailing address (this is available to the public on our website)
  4. Phone number
  5. Email address

If you are an unlicensed design professional, please provide answers for items 2 through 5 and let us know you are unlicensed.

Please Note: New accounts may take up to 7 business days to create. 

Permit application steps

  1. Request a user account (if you do not already have one). 
  2. Apply for your permit online
  3. Plans submittal - Most plans will be submitted via Dropbox transfer request. You will be sent a link once your application has been reviewed, usually within one week. 
  4. Plans review - See the table below for review times. 
  5. Approval/Issuance

Review Time Frames by Permit Type

Please note, we will not  provide status updates if your review is within the time frames listed below. We will communicate with the applicant until the permit is issued. If you are not the applicant and are interested in the status of the application, please contact the applicant for updates. 

Type / Classification of Permit

Review Times

Minor Permits

7-10 Business Days

Non-Structural Residential Remodels

3 Week Minimum

Renewable Energy

2 Weeks Minimum

Generators

2 Weeks Minimum

Plan Check Residential & Commercial

6 Week Minimum

Revisions to Existing Permits

3 Week Minimum


  1. Minor Permits
  2. Non-Structural Remodels
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Generators
  5. Plan check residential & Commercial
  6. Revisions to Existing permits

Minor Permits

Automatically Issued Permits:

Some minor permits are issued automatically upon application. Permit cards will be mailed after an administrative review, generally within a week. 

  • Furnace w/no outside equipment
  • Water Heater
  • Sewer lateral
  • Electrical (electrical panel replacements, max 200 AMP, main electrical service, or subpanels)
  • Re-Roof
  • Window & Door Replacements

Permits Requiring Minor Review:

Some permits will require a minor review, in addition to the administrative review. You will need to submit plans.

  • Mechanical - A/C, Heat Pump installations require a site plan, manufacturer’s specifications for the equipment to be installed and calculations for noise at property lines.
  • Plumbing - Gas line installations/alterations require a gas line schematic and gas line calculations

 

Resources:

Furnace Replacement Handout (PDF)
Requirements for Residential Water Heater (PDF)
Reroofing Requirements (PDF)

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