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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.
(San Leandro Municipal Code Title VII, Chapter 5, Section 105 (PDF))
Permitted projects can be confirmed and tracked via the San Leandro Citizen Portal (Accela).
Select the Building tab at the top of the page, then enter the street address in the boxes.
Exemptions from permit requirements of this Code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this Code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
(San Leandro Municipal Code Title VII, Chapter 5, Section 105.2 (PDF))
No person shall own, use, occupy or maintain any "Unpermitted Structure."
For the purposes of this Code, "Unpermitted Structure" shall be defined as any structure, or portion thereof, that was erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, connected, converted, demolished, or equipped, at any point in time, without the required permit(s) and approvals having first been obtained from the Building Official.
(San Leandro Municipal Code Title VII, Chapter 5, Section 105.1.1 (PDF))
If a Building Inspector has asked you to contact the Division of Building and Safety for information about how to legalize your unpermitted work, please read through this handout (PDF) carefully and follow the materials checklist and set up an appointment.