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GUIDES

Contractor Requirements:

  • Non-exempt contractors MUST bring a copy of the Worker's Compensation certificate EACH time a permit is applied for.
  • Contractors working in Novato must pay for a City of Novato Business License.

Current California Building Codes 

What Requires a Permit? 

Authorized Construction & Grading Hours

Barriers Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

Bedroom Window Replacements

Building Permit Plan Review Checklist

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Requirements

Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements for Encroachment Permits

Fee Schedule: Community Development Department/Public Works Department Schedule of Flat  Fees & Minimum Deposits for Cost Based Fees

Green Building Requirements for NEW construction, Alterations and Additions:
 
 
 
Note: For non-residential requirements for new non-residential construction and non-residential alterations and additions refer to the 2013 Edition of the California Green Building Standards Code.
 

Retaining Wall Guides:
    Type "A" Level Backfill Concrete Block
    Type "B" Sloping Backfill
    Type "C" Wood
    Soldier Pile Wall

Siding Replacement Policy

Site Plan Checklist

Stormwater Quality Manual for Development Projects in Marin County

Tankless Water Heaters

Tree Permits

Water Heater Installation Standards

Wildland Urban Interface Policy for remodels and alterations to existing buildings 

Windows and WUI Information
 

FORMS  

Energy Forms:

HVAC Addition or Replacement
Indoor Lighting
Kitchen Lighting
Outdoor Lighting
Reroof Energy   (Novato = Climate Zone 2)
Water Heater
        Additional water heater information:
        Water Heater Installation Standards
        Tankless Water Heater
Windows

Faxmit Construction Permit Program (limited permitting types for contractors)

           

Special Form for Nonresidential Building Permits Under $143,303 Valuation
    
Disabled Access Hardship Application Form

    Valuation Threshold from Division of the State Architect

Special Form for Residential Construction from Marin County Assessor’s Office; 
Disabled Persons Claim for Exclusion of New Construction

    (For work to existing dwelling to make the building more accessible. Please see page 2 for
     qualifications for this exclusion) 
     Disabled Persons Claim For Exclusion of New Construction 

Notification for Commercial or Industrial Tenancy Change

Owner Certificate of Compliance for Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm Devices

Owner Certificate of Compliance for Water-conserving Plumbing Fixtures 

Permit Worksheet & Instructions for Completing Permit Worksheet

Property Owner's Package (Owner/Builder Form)

Reroofing Permit - Supplemental Application

 Statement of Special Inspections

Waste Management Plan 

CONSUMER ALERTS

Energy Upgrade California - state-wide program of rebates & incentives for homeowners

Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements - Construction & Post Construction Alert

North Marin Water District - Water Conservation Requirements Checklist for New Development and Construction 

Owner-Builder Information Bulletin

Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Consumers

 

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