What type of work can be done without a permit?
The building code is very specific in describing the type of work that can be done without a permit. See Permit exceptions below. If you are still unclear if your project needs a permit contact the Plans & Permits Division at (510) 494-4460. Permit exceptions

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1. Do I need a permit for a storage shed, playhouse, etc.?
2. What are the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors?
3. What are the hours that construction work is allowed to take place?
4. Is a permit required to build a fence? If so, what inspections are required?
5. How can I legalize an addition that was never permitted?
6. What type of work can be done without a permit?
7. Do I need a licensed engineer to sign plans and documents?
8. Why can't I remove a warning placard (red tag) from my property?
9. What plans, drawings, and specifications can an unlicensed person prepare?
10. Is it possible to order copies of commercial or residential plans from your office? What procedure is required? Is a fee involved?
11. Are there safety guidelines or requirements for barriers around swimming pools?