When do I need to get a building permit?
You need a building permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof, or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon and if the work entails changes in the use or occupancy of a building. A structure can be but not limited to a driveway, patio deck, walkway, fence, retaining wall, shed, gazebo, trellis, antenna tower, fountain, spa or a pool.
If you are unsure if a permit is required, please contact the Building Division and direct your question to Chief Structural, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing Inspector. Examples

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1. When do I need to get a building permit?
2. How do I apply for a permit?
3. As a contractor, what documents are required to register with the city?
4. How long will it take to issue my permit?
5. Can I apply for an Owner-Builder Permit?
6. Can I make changes to my permit after it has been issued?
7. Do I have to display my permit card?
8. Can I replace my screen with impact windows and doors?
9. Do I need a Soil Bearing Certificate for my addition?
10. Do I need approval from my Homeowner's Association (HOA)?
11. Do I need to install smoke detectors in my existing house when doing an addition?
12. Do I need a permit to enclose a patio or carport with an existing roof?
13. Do I need a permit to replace my fence with the same fence?
14. Does my Building Permit expire?
15. Does my permit application expire if not issued?
16. Do I need a permit to replace my screen enclosure?
17. Do I need to register the alarm with the Sheriff's Department?
18. Is there a fee for the burglar alarm registration?
19. How do I make changes to my permit while it is still under review?
20. Do my plans need to be signed and sealed by an Architect / Engineer?
21. How many copies are required?
22. How do I know if my contractor obtained a Building Permit?
23. If I file a special inspector form, why can't the City inspector do my inspection?
24. Is a permit still required for a wireless alarm / battery operated alarm?
25. What Building Code is used in the City of Hollywood?
26. When do I need a tree permit?
27. What documents do I need to obtain a permit for additions / renovations?
28. Do I need a permit to do landscaping?
29. What signatures are required on my application?
30. Why do I need an electrical permit when enclosing my patio?
31. Why do I need to electrically bond metal located near the edge of a swimming pool?
32. Why do I need an electrical permit if I am only installing a fan, outlet or switch?