Mono County

About the Building Division

Welcome to the Building Division home page.

WHEN IS A BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED?

Permits are required when there is new construction to a building as well as some repair work or alterations to an existing structure. In addition, when a building is to be remodeled, renovated or enlarged, a permit will be required. New work consists of any new construction, commercial or residential, from vacant ground to a completed new structure. Projects that are considered cosmetic, such as painting, carpeting, adding new wallpaper, cabinets, and trim work, do not require a permit. If you have any questions concerning your specific project, please feel free to contact us.

WHY DO I NEED A PERMIT?

There is often concern about the purpose of and need for building permits. Building permits are mandated by state codes that regulate building, fire, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other facets of construction. The building permit process provides a system to verify that plans comply with codes and the ability to investigate and examine work during construction. This process helps ensure a safe and quality final structure.