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When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required for any construction which physically changes or adds structures to your property or for work regulated by local Codes or Ordinances, such as:

  • New Buildings
  • Additions-Room additions, patio covers, swimming pools, etc.
  • Alterations-Re-roofs, garage conversions, exterior stucco, new
  • Repairs-Replacement of water heaters or other plumbing fixtures, air conditioning units, new electrical service, and rewiring, etc.
  • Moving or Demolishing a building.
  • Installation of heating equipment, such as stoves, wall heaters and fireplaces.

Kern County Public Works Department

Mission Statement: To provide public infrastructure, facilitate development, and deliver services that protect and enhance the lives of the people of Kern County.

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