Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
R105.2 Work exempt from permit.
- Nonhabitable one-story detached accessory structures, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet (18.58 m2) or a height of 10 feet (3048 mm) measured to the highest point.
- Except for barriers around swimming pools as required in Appendix G fences not over 6 feet (1829 mm) high.
- Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
- Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18,927 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1.
- Concrete sidewalks, slabs, and driveways not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below.
- Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, interior wall, floor or ceiling covering and similar finish work.
- Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep.
- Swings and other playground equipment accessory to a one or two- family dwelling.
- Window awnings and patio covers supported by an exterior wall not over 120 square feet (11 m2) in area.
- Nonbearing partitions, except when such partitions create habitable rooms.
- Replacement or repair of siding not required to be fire-resistant.
- Retrofitted insulation
- Masonry repair
- Porches and decks, where the floor or deck is not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade and where the edge of the porch, deck or floor does not come closer than 3 fee (914 mm) to property lines.
- Gutters and downspouts
- Door and window replacements (where no structural member is changed).
- Re-roofing, except in wildfire hazard zones as provided in Section R348 or where replacement or repair of roofing does not exceed 30 percent of the required live load design capacity and is not required to be fire resistant.
- Plastic glazed storm windows
- Framed-covered accessory buildings not more than 500 square feet (37.16 m2) in area, one story in height or closer than 3 feet (914mm) to the property line, where the structure is composed of a rigid framework to support tensioned membrane, that provides a weather barrier.
1. Portable cooking or clothes drying appliances.
2. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
3. Portable hearing appliance.
4. Portable ventilation appliances.
5. Portable cooling unit
6. Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
7. Portable evaporative cooler
8. Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds (4.564 kg) or less of refrigerant or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
9. Other portable appliances such as freezers, washing machines, refrigerators, portable barbecue grills, etc
The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe; provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in this code.
The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.