Please read the following information carefully to see if your permit can be processed online. If it is not one of the specific permit types allowed, or if it is a commercial address, please visit the How to Get a Building Permit page for more information.
The following simple, flat-fee, residential permits are currently available for processing online:
Water Heater (50 gallons or less)
Furnace & Air Conditioning Replacement
1 – 8 windows
9 or more windows
Review these instructions to guide you through the process. Note: You must use the Contractor login, not the Public login that is also offered on the page.
If you already have an account, login here.
To apply for a City of Novato Residential Resale Inspection please go to the Code Enforcement resale page where you can order the inspection online.
Online permitting offers the following benefits:
- allows you to process a permit at your convenience - including weekends and holidays
- credit card transactions are PCI-compliant for highest security of your information
- no waiting in line at city offices
- print your own documents
- schedule inspections
- check the status of a permit