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CALSSA Database: No-Touch Permitting in California
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Name of AHJ (Please spell out to indicate city or county government)City or CountyIs the AHJ still accepting permit applications?How is the AHJ handling payments?How is the AHJ issuing permits?How is the AHJ still conducting inspections?How are processing times compared to usual? [Permitting]How are processing times compared to usual? [Inspection]Additional informationUpdated when?Standardized name
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AdelantoCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - EmailYes - In Person3/25/2020Adelanto, CA - City
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Agoura HillsCityYes - Online PortalBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - OtherAHJ is still working on how to take payment and issuing the permits via email.4/7/2020Agoura Hills, CA - City
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AlamedaCountyYes - Mail InOnlineYes - EmailNoSUBMIT PERMITS ONLINE OR EMAIL: PLANNINGINFO@ACGOV.ORG NO INSPECTIONS3/27/2020Alameda, CA - County
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AlbanyCityYes - EmailMail InYes - EmailNo3/17/2020Albany, CA - City
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AlhambraCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - EmailYes - In Person4/2/2020Alhambra, CA - City
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Aliso ViejoCityYes - EmailMail InYes - Brought to InspectionYes - In PersonEmail submission, email for signatures, permit & approved planset- Job card the ispector witll bring to job site.4/13/2020Aliso Viejo, CA - City
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AmadorCountyYes - EmailIn-Person Appt OnlyYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only3/18/2020Amador, CA - County
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American CanyonCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - Exterior Only3/18/2020 - AHJ is still taking permit applications and/or revisions via virtual submission at https://www.cityofamericancanyon.org/government/virtual-city-hall/building-construction-virtual-services.
Inspections are being conducted Tuesday through Friday.
4/14/2020American Canyon, CA - City
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AnaheimCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - Virtual (FacetimeIf system has a battery or is over 10K we have to schedule an appt to submit in a drop box. (714) 765-4311 INSP REQ = 714-765-51534/13/2020Anaheim, CA - City
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AntiochCityNoClosedNoYes - Exterior OnlyEXTERIOR SYSTEMS ONLY NOTHING IN THE HOME4/13/2020Antioch, CA - City
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Apple ValleyCityyesover the counter in personyesYes - in personslower- not doing expressSame as usualSTILL ACCEPTING PERMIT SUBMITTALS-NOT ISSUING ANY PERMITS4/27/2020Apple Valley, CA - City
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ArcadiaCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In PersonPlans can be dropped off in a box or emailed4/7/2020Arcadia, CA - City
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Arroyo GrandeCityNoOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - OtherNot accepting any new submittals until further notice. Inspections on existing projects are case-by-case basis.4/8/2020Arroyo Grande, CA - City
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ArtesiaCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only4/13/2020Artesia, CA - City
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ArvinCityNoClosedNoNoClosed to the public3/19/2020Arvin, CA - City
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AtascaderoCityYes - EmailOtherYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - Exterior OnlyPayment by cash or check only3/16/2020Atascadero, CA - City
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AthertonCityNoN/A - not accepting permit applicationsNoNoHaltedHalted3/26/2020Atherton, CA - City
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AuburnCityYes - In Person at CounterIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person at CounterYes - In Person4/1/2020Auburn, CA - City
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BakersfieldCityYes - In Person Drop BoxIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person Drop BoxYes - OtherAs of 3/23/2020 the AHJ is reopened, all new submittals will be accepted in the AHJ drop box. However, they will not be plan checked for 24hours from day of drop off. Turn around time will 2 weeks or so. Payment will be taken over the phone. The AHJ's hours of operations will be based on a day to day basis due to the COVID-19.4/1/2020Bakersfield, CA - City
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Baldwin ParkCityYes - In Person by Appt OnlyIn-Person Appt OnlyYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - Exterior Only4/8/2020Baldwin Park, CA - City
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BanningCityNoClosedNo4/7/2020Banning, CA - City
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BarstowCityYes - via emailAccepting fee payments over the phoneYes - via emailNoSame as usualHaltedSTILL ACCEPTING PERMIT SUBMITTALS-NOT ISSUING ANY PERMITS3/27/2020Barstow, CA - City
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Bay PointCityNoNoNoHaltedHaltedCLOSED3/18/2020Bay Point, CA - City
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BeaumontCityYes - via email
Accepting fee payments over the phone
Yes - via emailYes - virtual (Skype, facetime, etc.)Same as usualSame as usual4/8/2020Beaumont, CA - City
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BellCityYes - EmailMail InYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only4/7/2020Bell, CA - City
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Bell GardensCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only4/9/2020Bell Gardens, CA - City
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BellflowerCityYes - In Person by Appt OnlyIn-Person Appt OnlyYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - Exterior Only4/15/2020Bellflower, CA - City
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BelmontCityYes - EmailClosedNoNoAHJs Closed / minimal services; will continue to process - submit via the Online Systems4/7/2020Belmont, CA - City
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BelvedereCityNoNoNo3/23/2020Belvedere, CA - City
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BeniciaCityNoClosedNoYes - In PersonAHJ will be closed through April 12. Building Division staff are remotely monitoring email: comdev@ci.benicia.ca.us. The City will still perform the following emergency inspections: structural damage (car crash), restore utilities (power, water, and/or heat). If you need an emergency inspection, please leave a detailed voicemail at 707-746-4230 or email comdev@ci.benicia.ca.us. Please do not request any other inspections as they will not be scheduled and it will delay response to emergency situations.4/14/2020Benicia, CA - City
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BerkeleyCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - Online PortalNo4/2/2020Berkeley, CA - City
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Beverly HillsCity
Yes - email; Yes - online portal
NoNot sure3/23/2020Beverly Hills, CA - City
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BradburyCityYes - In Person at CounterIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person at CounterYes - Exterior Only4/9/2020Bradbury, CA - City
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BreaCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYesAPPT: 714-990-7600 Contact by phone, email or appt for in person.4/7/2020Brea, CA - City
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BrentwoodCityYes - EmailClosedNoNoAll services closed untill April 7th.4/13/2020Brentwood, CA - City
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BrisbaneCityNoClosedNoNoCity offices closed to the public. Permits and inspections are only done for essential services. brisbaneca.org/building-permits 415 508 2120

4/7/2020Brisbane, CA - City
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Buena ParkCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - In PersonSubmittals through online and inspections are active. Link to Apply: https://buenaparkca.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1073/record-types/6456
4/13/2020Buena Park, CA - City
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BurbankCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - In Person3/31/2020Burbank, CA - City
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BurlingameCityYesYesUnknownbuildingplancheck@burlingame.org4/30/2020Burlingame, CA - City
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ButteCountyYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - In Persononline but reviewed/approved will be longer4/14/2020Butte, CA - County
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ByronCityNoNoNoHaltedHaltedCLOSED3/31/2020Byron, CA - City
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CalabasasCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - EmailYes - In PersonAHJ issuing permits over the phone/Inspecitons on case by case basis, limited. 3/24-Left message and email planning re payment process4/7/2020Calabasas, CA - City
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CalaverasCountyYes - EmailIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person at CounterYes - Exterior OnlyAHJ is open3/18/2020Calaveras, CA - County
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California CityCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In Person4/8/2020California City, CA - City
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CalimesaCityYes - via emailNot sureNot sureYes - in personNot sureNot sure4/10/2020Calimesa, CA - City
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CalistogaCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - OtherINSPECTIONS: open Tue and TH only3/29/2020Calistoga, CA - City
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CamarilloCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In PersonAHJ Ask to Submit as many at one time to limit the office Visit4/7/2020Camarillo, CA - City
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CampbellCityYes - EmailOnlineNoNoOnly essential construction allowed, no permits will be issued; https://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/132/Building-Permits ; 4/13/2020Campbell, CA - City
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Canyon LakeCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In PersonAccepting permits via email. An invoice will be sent back with instructions on how to pay; either by phone or mail in check. Approved plans and permitted documents will be send back via email.3/23/2020Canyon Lake, CA - City
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CapitolaCityYes - EmailClosedNoNoSubmissions only
https://www.cityofcapitola.org/building
building@ci.capitola.ca.us
4/13/2020Capitola, CA - City
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CarlsbadCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In PersonCity offices have closed. I have been given the go ahead to email plans and apps to a permit technician4/13/2020Carlsbad, CA - City
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CarmelCityYes - email; Yes - online portalNot sureYesAHJs Closed / minimal services; will continue to process - submit via the Online Systems. AHJ has not released info on how the will issue permits as of yet.Carmel, CA - City
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Carmel-By-The-SeaCityYes - Online PortalOnlineNoNoAHJs Closed - not accepting new applications & no permits being issued until they reopen.4/13/2020Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA - City
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CarpinteriaCityYes - EmailIn-Person Drop BoxYes - In Person Drop BoxYes - Virtual (FacetimeAs of today- AHJ is open normal, but must check in day by day4/7/2020Carpinteria, CA - City
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CarsonCityYes - Online PortalMail InYes - Online PortalYes - Virtual (Facetime4/2/2020Carson, CA - City
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Castro ValleyCityYes - switched to onlineNoNoHaltedHaltedFALLS UNDER ALAMEDA COUNTY4/3/2020Castro Valley, CA - City
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Cathedral CityCityYes - via email
Credit Card Authorization form sent via Email
Yes, in-person by appointment only
Yes - in personSame as usualSame as usual3/26/2020Cathedral City, CA - City
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CerritosCityCerritos, CA - City
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ChicoCityYes - online portalYesNot sureSame as usualUnknownIf you have to go in you will need to make an appointment - but permits are submitted onlineChico, CA - City
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ChinoCityYes - EmailYes - EmailIf you have to go in you will need to make an appointment - but permits are submitted online; City offices are issuing permits by appointment. AHJ has also updated to inlcude online permit through a new portal and to also schedule inspections.
Chino, CA - City
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Chino HillsCityYes - EmailChino Hills, CA - City
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ChowchillaCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - In Person4/14/2020Chowchilla, CA - City
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Chualaryes - onlineYesFALLS UNDER MONTEREY COUNTY4/3/2020Chualar, CA -
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Chula VistaCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalYes - In Personon line portal issuing permits PV only offices not open4/13/2020Chula Vista, CA - City
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Citrus HeightsCityYes - emailYes - emailOther - exterior onlyNo inside inspections (Example battery in garage we cannot do)3/19/2020Citrus Heights, CA - City
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ClaremontCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only4/6/2020Claremont, CA - City
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ClaytonCityNoNoNoHaltedHaltedCLOSED3/31/2020Clayton, CA - City
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ClearlakeCityNoNoRECEIVED CONTRADICTORY INFORMATION. PLEASE SUBMIT UPDATE.3/31/2020Clearlake, CA - City
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CloverdaleCityNot SureNoNoUnknownHalted3/23/2020Cloverdale, CA - City
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ClovisCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - EmailYes - In PersonRegular procedures, more precaution3/30/2020Clovis, CA - City
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CoalingaCityYes - In Person by Appt OnlyIn-Person Appt OnlyYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - In Person4/14/2020Coalinga, CA - City
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ColmaCityNoNoNot sure3/23/2020Colma, CA - City
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ColtonCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - In Person4/14/2020Colton, CA - City
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ColusaCityYes - EmailIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person at CounterYes - Exterior Only3/23/2020Colusa, CA - City
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CommerceCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - Exterior Only4/6/2020Commerce, CA - City
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ComptonCityYes - In Person at CounterIn-Person at CounterYes - In Person at CounterYes - Exterior OnlySolar can only be submitted in person to office and they are closed to the public until further notice.4/8/2020Compton, CA - City
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ConcordCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - EmailNoCity Offices Closeapproving permits //online
NO solar inspections until further notice, permits available through email; EXTERIOR ONLY AND SPECIFIC CRITERIA
4/8/2020Concord, CA - City
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Contra CostaCountyYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - Online PortalNoonline permitting/holding inspections4/1/2020Contra Costa, CA - County
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CorcoranCityYes - In Person by Appt OnlyIn-Person Appt OnlyYes - In Person by Appt OnlyYes - In Person4/14/2020Corcoran, CA - City
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CoronaCityYes - online portalNoNot sureOnline only for submittal, Permits will not be issued unless they are holding up production.4/1/2020Corona, CA - City
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CoronadoCityYes - in person appointmentsAccepting fee payments onlineYes - in personYes - in personNot sureNot sure4/10/2020Coronado, CA - City
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Corte MaderaTownYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailYes - OtherEssential services related to planning or building will be conducted via telephone (415) 927-5062, email: awolff@tcmmail.org, online: townofcortemadera.org/130/building, or appointment when possible.3/24/2020Corte Madera, CA - Town
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Costa MesaCityYes - EmailOnlineYes - EmailYes - Exterior Onlyemail submital process working on permit issuance and payment . Inspections are conducted at the AHJs descretion. they will not go in a home or garage for any reason.3/24/2020Costa Mesa, CA - City
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CotatiCityYes - EmailYes - In Person by Appt OnlyNoAccepting new permit applications/revisions via email at nhoush@cityofcotati. It hasn't been determined as of yet how permits are going to be issued. Inspections are Tuesday and Thursday between 9-5p.4/9/2020Cotati, CA - City
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CovinaCityYes - In Person Drop BoxOnlineYes - In Person Drop BoxYes - Exterior OnlyThey are working on it.4/7/2020Covina, CA - City
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CudahyCityNot sureNoNot sure3/23/2020Cudahy, CA - City
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Culver CityCityYes - EmailWaiving FeesYes - EmailYes - Exterior OnlyCity fully closed to the public. Offering a drop box to the building and possibly email submittals soon. Inspections still continuing. Castaneda, Angelica <angelica.castaneda@culvercity.org>4/9/2020Culver City, CA - City
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CupertinoCityYes - Online PortalOnlineNoNoCity is closed since March 13th. Permits still be applied via email to permitcenter@cupertino.org.4/7/2020Cupertino, CA - City
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CypressCity
Yes - In Person Drop Box; Yes - email;
??YesSubmittals through drop off at office and email at buildingpermits@cypressca.org. Inspections still continuing.3/25/2020Cypress, CA - City
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Daly CityCityYes - EmailOnlineNoNoAHJ is closed due to Covid-19 shelter in place order4/7/2020Daly City, CA - City
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Dana PointCityYes - In Person Drop BoxBy PhoneYes - In Person Drop BoxYes - In PersonCity is working on submission, issuance and inspection process.3/27/2020Dana Point, CA - City
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DanvilleCityYes - switched to onlineClosedNoYesPERMIT SUBMISSION ONLY. AM INSPPECTIONS ONLY Building@danville.ca.gov4/3/2020Danville, CA - City
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DavisCityYes - Online PortalOnlineYes - In Person3/20/2020Davis, CA - City
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Del MarCityNoClosedNoNofor projects that have permits issued only4/13/2020Del Mar, CA - City
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Del Rey OaksCityYes - EmailOtherYes - emailYes - In PersonSubmission & permit issuane via email pyament by emailed credit authorization form4/13/2020Del Rey Oaks, CA - City
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DelanoCityYes - EmailBy PhoneYes - EmailClosed to the public4/1/2020Delano, CA - City
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Department of Housing and Community Development (mobile and manufactured homes)
Yes - mail in, Via - In Person Drop Offs at locationAccepting fee payments online, Accepting fee payments by mail, Pay with CC Online or Include Pre-filled check with fees with original submission.Yes - mail inYes - in personNot sureSame as usual
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Desert Hot SpringsCityYes - online portalAccepting fee payments onlineYes - online portalYes - in personSame as usualSame as usualThis City had an online portal for Permit Applications already up and running.3/26/2020Desert Hot Springs, CA - City