Depending on the size of the addition or scope of work the plans may be approved over the counter.
Once the height requirements have been established and a permit is determined necessary, contact a Development Assistant at (510) 494-4460 for plan requirements.
There is a sample plan of the fence requirements within the DSC. Inspections for new fences generally take place in two stages.
The first stage of inspection is conducted after all the postholes are drilled and cleaned.
The second stage, the final inspection, is conducted after the entire fence is completed.
The owner or the contractor must request the inspections through our automated inspection request system; instructions for inspection requests will be discussed at the time of permit issuance.
In order to legalize an addition or any other work that was done without a permit a Building Permit must first be obtained.
In order to obtain a building permit plans must be submitted to the Development Services Center and approved by plan check staff as well as any other department that may be involved.
If the detached accessory structure is less than 120 square feet and less than 12 feet high, No permit is needed.
However, set back requirements maybe subject to planning approval. Beginning July 1, 2011 all single family dwellings must have carbon monoxide detectors installed outside of each separate dwelling unit sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom(s) and on every level of a dwelling unit including basements.
Call (510) 494-4400 or See 2nd page of handout for more information Fences that are seven feet or less in height does not require a permit. According to the local Zoning Ordinance, fences located within residential districts may be permitted if they meet the minimum setbacks.
For example, on corner lots, fences are restricted to thirty-inches nearest the radius of the street corner.