Is a Permit Required?

Holiday Closure Reminder and New Code Adoption

Please note: The Building Division will be closed for the Holidays from 12/23/22 to 1/2/23. We will return to the office on Tuesday, 1/3/22.

New Code Adoption: Beginning 1/1/23 the City is required to enforce the 2022 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. We highly encourage applicants to send in their permit package no later than 12/16/22 to allow for adequate processing time before the holiday closure. 

Before beginning any project to repair, remodel or add on to a structure on your property, it is important to determine if a building permit is required. According to the California Building Code, as adopted by the City of Daly City, a permit is required to undertake any of the following actions regarding any building or structure in Daly City:

  • Alter
  • Construct
  • Convert
  • Demolish
  • Enlarge
  • Erect
  • Improve
  • Move
  • Remove
  • Repair

Frequently Asked Questions

Building permits can work for you and are beneficial to you and our community. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you get started in the permit process: