January 21, 2019

When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required for any construction which physically changes or adds structures to your property or for work regulated by local Codes or Ordinances, such as:

  • New Buildings 
  • Additions-Room additions, patio covers, swimming pools, etc. 
  • Alterations-Re-roofs, garage conversions, exterior stucco, new 
  • Repairs-Replacement of water heaters or other plumbing fixtures, air conditioning units, new electrical service, and rewiring, etc. 
  • Moving or Demolishing a building. 
  • Installation of heating equipment, such as stoves, wall heaters and fireplaces.


Public Services Building
2700 M Street, Suite 570
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

Phone: 661-862-5100 
FAX: 661-862-5101 
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