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8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Wed 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Closed Daily for lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Construction and Repair Permits
Prior to undertaking any new construction or repair job, it is important to
contact the Building Department to determine whether or not plans are in
conformance with building codes. Permits are needed for all new construction
or certain repairs and other additions, i.e. fences, swimming pools, storage
sheds, etc. If you have questions, call our office at (708) 599-5500.
In order for every section in the City to have a high standard of
construction or rehabilitation work, the Building Department issues what is
termed a Building Permit. This permit is a safeguard to the Community, that
the work being done is in conformance with zoning, health, and fire-safety
standards as authorized under the City of Burbank Building Code. A permit is
necessary for the protection of the individual performing the job, for the
property owner, and for the City. A safe, general guide to follow is that
permits are required in all cases of new construction. With respect to
existing buildings, permits are required in all instances where the proposed
work involves structural changes, light and ventilation, exits, size of
rooms, fire-safety requirements, sanitary facilities or any other work that
may result in changes to the heights, area, capacity, use or occupancy of a
GARAGE SALE PERMITS:
Issued by the Building Department. Garage sales are not permitted on
Sunday and are LIMITED TO TWO PER YEAR. Call
(708) 599-5500 x242 for guidelines and fees.
PERMITS NOT REQUIRED:
Ordinarily, a permit is not required for any minor repairs as may be
necessary to maintain existing parts of a building or plumbing systems, but
such work or alterations may not: involve the replacement or repair of any
structural load bearing members; reduce the means of exit; affect the
light or ventilation; affect room size requirements, sanitary or fire-resistive
requirements, use of material not permitted by the code, nor increase the
height, area, or capacity of a building.
When you are replacing a gas water heater, we are requesting that you call
the Building Department at City Hall (708) 599-5500 for an inspection. This
inspection will ensure that the water heater has proper ventilation, a
safety valve, and is properly connected. There is no charge for this
service, it is for your safety.
NOTE: If you are in doubt as to whether or not a building permit is needed, the Building
Department may always be consulted. You may call the Building Department at
WHEN DO YOU NEED A PERMIT?
Any structural changes
Demolition of any structure
Add a garage breeze-way
Roof replacement (recoat or recover)
Build or repair porches
Enclose and/or heat porches
Replace existing masonry
Add dormers or bay windows
Any type of remodeling
Install, replace or extend warm air furnaces
Air conditioning for single and multiple dwellings or commercial
Build mechanical supply/exhaust ventilating systems
Construction/alteration/addition of ventilation facilities (including
store front, interior and exterior and replacement to existing windows,
skylights, transoms and other openings used for natural light and
Install or alter any electrical equipment
Construction/alteration of plumbing
Shore up, raise, under-pin, or move any building
Erect or alter a fire escape
If not listed above call the Building
Department at: (708) 599-5500