The Building Counter is closed 12PM - 1PM for lunch hour and 12PM - 2PM on Thursdays.

Permits 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

If your have questions as to whether your project requires a permit, visit the Is a Permit Required? page, or contact the Building Division to learn more.

Licensed Contractors

California law requires that all home improvement projects valuated at more than $500 for labor and materials be performed by a licensed contractor.

Verify Professional's License Status

Permit Applications & Resubmittals

To submit an application for new permits or resubmittals, email the Building Division the following:

  1. Building Permit Application (PDF) or Re-Roofing Permit Application (PDF)
  2. Credit Card Authorization (PDF)
  3. Shelter in Place Acknowledgement Form (PDF)  Not Currently Required
  4. Any other supporting documentation; e.g., electronic PDF files of your drawings/plans, calculations, etc., as necessary (you may also provide us with a downloadable link to a digital cloud-based storage service to retrieve your files)