Permit Center

Building 

Please read the information below carefully, failure to provide required forms or payments may result in delays to your permit reviewing process.

What you need to know about applying for a permit:

  • All permits requiring a plan check will need plan check fees to be paid first before going into the queue. 
  • All required forms and plans must be attached during the online application process.
  • Building Submittal Checklist here.
  • What you need to know about Understanding the Permit Process
  • Visit the Building Department page for additional information and forms.

Inspections:

Required Forms and Information:

Public Works 

Please read the information below carefully, failure to provide required documentation may result in delays to your permit reviewing process.

  • CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT  
  • Effective April 1, 2017, we will only be accepting online permit submittals (encroachments, trees, fences, grading, etc.).
  • You will need an eTrakit account to apply for a permit. Contractors will need to email permits@townofsananselmo.org to set up an account, while homeowners can register on their own. 
  • All required forms and plans must be attached during the online application process.
  • Visit the Public Works Department page for additional information and forms.
  •  CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION
  • Effective December 4, 2017, we will only be accepting inspection requests online.

Encroachment Permits*:

  • Any work in the public Right of Way (RoW) be it roads or sidewalks, requires a permit. That includes blocking traffic lanes, putting debris boxes on the street, etc. 
  • All encroachment permits in the RoW require a Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to be attached during the online application process.
  • *If there is a street cut - road bond refunds require before and after inspections as well as compaction test results for most pavement restoration jobs. Failure to request an inspection or to provide compaction test results may lead to delays in the refund process of the road bond.
  • Restoration Requirements for Street Cuts

Motion Picture/Photography Permits:

Tree Work Permits:

Fence Permits:

  • All fence permits require a site plan and a side-view diagram of the fence.  
  • Refer to this diagram to comply with line of sight fence height requirements near driveways. 

Grading and Hauling:

Other Forms and Information: