Do you need a building permit?
By law, building permits and inspections are required for new construction, additions, and remodeling work to confirm that all structures meet applicable City, State and Federal building code requirements.
The City of Chula Vista regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. As part of the permit process, plans are reviewed to ensure compliance with adopted codes. Building permits are issued for new construction as well as for additions to and remodeling of existing buildings and structures. Most repairs or alterations require a building permit.
I want to...
- Check my property’s zoning
- Find out if I need a building permit
- Work exempt from a building permit (Form 4551)
- Apply for a Permit
- Online Permitting for Minor Residential Work
- Know plan review time frames
- Schedule an Inspection
- Make a property/building complaint
- Check the status of a permit application
- Research permits and plans
- Download a form/information
- Find Out about Permit/Processing Fees
|Do You Need a Permit?|
- Chula Vista Building Standards Code (Title 15 of the Chula Vista Municipal Code (CVMC)).
- 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations) and can be purchased directly from the International Code Council. For more information, please visit www.iccsafe.org.
Other Resources and Information
- California Building Officials (CALBO)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- Green Technology
- California Energy Commission's Online Learning Center
- California Building Standards Commission
- Contractors State License Board
- Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
- California Architects Board
- National Evaluation Services (NES)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- San Diego Chapter of ICC
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
- Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
- Applied Technology Council (ATC)
- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada
- Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
- ANSI Online