Community Development

Express Permits

Does My Project Qualify For An Express Permit?

Express Permits can be obtained for simple construction projects such as window replacements, kitchen repairs and bathroom remodels. For a list of minor construction projects that qualify for this service, view Information Bulletin IB-058 Express Permit Service.

How Do I Obtain An Express Permit?

Express Permits can be obtained by visiting our Permit Center and in some cases, online.

Appointments are currently available at the City Hall 2nd Floor Permit Center on Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, and on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, excluding holidays. In order to better serve our customers and reduce the wait time, we are limiting the number of appointments scheduled per customer to one per day. For each appointment scheduled, we are limiting the number of projects to two (2) per visit. Your project must qualify as an Express Permit. View permitting instructions below.

The following permit applications may be needed:

  • APP-001 Development Permit Application
    This consolidated permit application should be used for all projects that involves more than one of the following scopes of work: building, grading, fire, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, landscape and/or sign.


Use one or more of the following permit applications for each type of work involved in the project.

  • APP-011 Express Building (Mixed Type) Permit Application
  • APP-012 Express Electrical Permit Application
  • APP-013 Express Plumbing Permit Application
  • APP-014 Express Mechanical Permit Application

Please also complete and sign the related permittee documents listed below:

  • FORM-005 California Licensed Contractors Declaration and Owner-Builder's Declaration
  • FORM-006 Owner/Builder/Contractor Permit Proxy (if applicable)
  • FORM-028 Plot Plan

When scheduling your in-person appointment, please provide the following information in the “Notes” field in Step 3 Contact Details (see figure below):

  • Address of the proposed project
  • Brief description of the proposed construction project

Please be prepared to bring your permit applications and completed forms to your appointment.

To learn about our online permitting options, please visit our Online Permitting webpage.


For information or inquiries about Express Permits, please call 562.570.PMIT (7648). For general Permit Center information, visit