Mechanical building permit

You need a mechanical building permit if you are doing any heating, venting, or air conditioning (HVAC) work.

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  • Furnace
  • Furnace and AC
  • Heat pump
  • AC
  • Other

Requirements and attachments

When you apply online, you can upload documents with your application. Make sure to upload all of the required documents. If your application is not complete, this will extend the time it takes to issue your permit.


AC units and heat pumps

  • If more than one unit on site that is existing or proposed, the project requires design review. Contact [email protected].
  • Must meet Design Review Exemption #14: ground mounted, only unit on property, not in setback or visible from the street
  • Provide the following attachments:
    • Title page with project address, contacts, scope, date and blank area for reviewer notes (Example: 11x17 | Example: 24x36)
    • Site plan showing location of unit and dimension to nearest property line. This can be generated from Google maps default view.
    • A sound calculation based on the ANSI/AHRI Standard 275 for the exterior unit. This should be calculated for the nearest property line. The calculation must result in a sound level rating of 50dB or less at the nearest property line. (Fill out the last page of the worksheet)
    • CF1R Title 24 Energy Compliance Forms
    • Manual J Load Calculation if the whole system is being replaced and includes AC and Ducting.
  • Contractor or Owner-Builder Declarations (required for all projects)
  • All projects Over $50k require Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Statement (DRS)

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