Online Permit Center


For Contractors Only

If you would like to use the ePermit system for residential permits, you  must first have a City of Novato Business License. Then, please email us, or call 415-899-8924 and leave your name, company, phone, and email address, we will notify you when your epermits account is activated. Please review these instructions to guide you through the process. Note: You must use a contractor login, not the Public login that is also offered on the page.

If you already have an account, login here.

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, you must come to One Stop Shop to apply for your permit.

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.

The following simple, flat-fee, residential permits are currently available for processing online:

Water Heater (50 gallons or less)
Furnace Replacement 
Furnace & Air Conditioning Replacement
  1 – 8 windows
  9 or more windows

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