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Building Resources

Is a Building Permit Required?

Work Exempt from Permits Required Permits and Work Exempt from Permits

 Frequently Asked Questions

Building Inspections Frequently Asked Questions

Primary Information

Application Requirements Apply for a Permit
Project Safety Acknowledgement Form
Plan Review Checklist
Submittal Requirements- Residential & Commercial
Submittal Requirements-Accessory Dwelling Units
Fees  Building Permit Fees
(Work being conducted by Owners)
Building Permit Application
Owner-Builder Verification Form  
Owner-Builder Declaration
Demolition   Residential Demo Permit

Handouts and Guidance

Energy & Green

Summary of Requirements

Residential - New/ Replacement - CALGreen Tier 1 Checklist
Residential - Existing - Minor Addition CALGreen Checklist

Nonresidential - Major Alterations - CALGreen Tier 1 Checklist
Nonresidential - Minor Additions/ Remodels - CALGreen Checklist

Single Family - New Construction
Single Family - Additions & Alterations

Multifamily - New Construction
Multifamily - Additions & Alterations

Nonresidential - New Construction
Nonresidential - Additions & Alterations

Waste Management Waste Management: Verification for Construction and Demolition
  1. 10kW or less;
  2. Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Permitting;
  3. Standard PV Plan: Simplified Central/String Inverter System;
  4. Standard PV Plan: Simplified Micro-inverter and ACM Systems;
  5. Structural Criteria for Expedited Permitting: Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations
  6. Standardized Permit Submittal Residential Photovoltaic Systems
    Fire 1 Hour Fire Resistive Wall Assemblies
    Generators Supplemental Guide for Generators
    Kitchen & Bathroom Residential Kitchen & BathsShower Enclosures
    Furnace and Water Heaters Furnace Replacement 
    Requirements for Residential Water Heater Replacement 
    Roofs Reroofing Requirements    
    Windows Emergency Egress Windows & Fall Protection 
    Electric Vehicle   Plug-In Electric Vehicle     
     ADA Disabled Access - Disproportionate Cost Exemption Form
    Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms

    Construction Management Plans  

    Many construction projects will require a Construction Management Plan (CMP) that takes into account all relevant construction or demolition work, including parking, truck routes, schedules, road closures, material storage and more. The CMP must be approved by the Building Official prior to the issuance of a building permit.

    Please download the City of Mill Valley Construction Management Plan Guidelines for more information and the Supplemental CMP Requirements for Impacted Neighborhoods for more information.