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Permit Applications Complete applications may be submitted by email to email@example.com. Applicants will be contacted with fee payment information.
Building Permit Application - Use this form for re-roofs, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, solar PV systems, temporary tent structures, and all other building projects, residential and commercial, small and large.
Encroachment Permit Application - (online-fillable PDF) formerly called Public Works Permit Application - Use this form for work being conducted in the right of way, both temporary and permanent, for sewer line replacements, driveways, retaining walls, sidewalks, outdoor dining (downtown), scaffolding, and other similar activities. Also see applicable Fire Prevention guidelines - see the Ordinances and Regulations section of the Fire Prevention page
Sheet Index on cover sheet. Sheet count must match submitted plan set
Yes – Must indicate sheet number (e.g. S1.0) and sheet name (e.g FOUNDATION PLAN)
All sheets MUST include:
Project title and address
Unique sheet number (e.g. S1.0)
Unique sheet name (e.g. FOUNDATION PLAN)
Yes (for plans only) unless noted as “Not to Scale
¼” = 1’-0” for building plans, elevations, and sections:¾” = 1’-0” for building details and sections
Minimum Font Size
10 pt. or 1/10” in height
Plans must be in the same order as previous submittals. If sheets are added or removed, sheet orders and previous sheet numbers must not be changed
City Stamp Space
Provide a minimum 3”x2” designated City Approval Stamp Space on Each sheet in the same location. The preferred location is the lower right corner near the title block.
Hatch Pattern Fills
The following additional fees may apply depending upon the scope of work:
Fire Protection plan checks and sprinkler fees
School fees if habitable area added exceeds 500 SF (See next section)
TAMC fees (Transportation Agency for Monterey County). Regional impact fee for new structures or change of use. (See next section)
Sewer fees - Monterey One Water (formerly MRWPCA) permit or waiver (see next section)
City sewer fees may be assessed if sewer permit is issued
Stormwater Review and Inspection fee or Developer Design Review
Additional permits/approvals that may be needed prior to permit issuance: 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: Carmen Gonzalez Exec Secretary Operations, MPUSD firstname.lastname@example.org 831-392-3926
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:
California State Contractor's license
Worker's compensation insurance certificate
Current City of Monterey business license (646-3944)
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.
Be sure to read the FAQs for much more information about the permit process.
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