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Prior to applying for a building permit, the following may be required:
Applicants must have the following when applying for a building permit:
All sheets MUST include:
¼” = 1’-0” for building plans, elevations, and sections:
The following additional fees may apply depending upon the scope of work:
Routing Matrix (PDF) for additional reviews/permits required based upon scope of work
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) - Water Permit/Release (www.mpwmd.net/)
An Electronic Water Permit Application Process Fact Sheet can be found here MPWMD FAQ. The form we will need completed is here Residential Water Release Form & Water Permit Application. Please fill out the form and return to us for verification and signature. We will return the signed copy for you to submit to the Water District at firstname.lastname@example.org.If a water permit is needed, please submit a copy of the issued permit to our office.
Monterey One Water - Sewer Permit/Waiver (montereyonewater.org/)
Check with the Agency to determine if a permit or waiver is needed. They recommend simply calling them at 831-372-2385 or emailing to email@example.com. Please return either a Permit or Waiver to our office.
City of Monterey Sewer Connection - City Connection Engineering Fee
When a Sewer Permit is issued by Monterey One, the City charges a fee for connection to the system. Based on the Sewer Capacity Calculation the fees will vary. These fees will be added to your permit total and due at issuance.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) - Developer Fees
These fees are assessed by the school district directly based on addition of habitable square footage over 500 square feet. MPUSD documents [insert link] need to be completed and submitted to:
Exec Secretary Operations, MPUSD
Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) - Approval/Waiver required (www.mbard.org/)
Approval is required for some renovation & demolition projects to prevent uncontrolled emissions of asbestos. The Renovation and Demolition link is here Renovation & Demolition. The permit application is here MBARD Demolition Application. MBARD can be contacted directly at 831-647-9411 for assistance in determining whether your project is subject to Federal and local asbestos regulations. Business types that need to check with MBARD are found here, Business FAQ's
Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) - Development Impact Fees (www.tamcmonterey.org/)
The Impact Fee program provides a mechanism through which “growth pays for growth” and the county’s projected transportation needs can be met.New SFD’s, Commercial Buildings and changes in use are subject to this fee. Based on the TAMC Fee Calculation Worksheet (attached) your fees are $. These fees will be added to your permit total and due at issuance.
Fisherman's Wharf only: Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Commission approval and pre-construction meeting
Contractors must have the following prior to permit issuance:
Note: Only licensed contractors or building owners may take out a building permit. Please contact the Building Permit & Inspection Division at 646-3890 for any additional information.
Procedures and Checklists
Voice: (831) 646-3890
Mon -Fri 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.