Remodels & Garage Conversions

Remodeling a House
Remodels of existing residences are generally allowed, but may require a building permit. Remodels of existing residences to another use (e.g. commercial use) are allowed in some zoning districts, but requires a change of occupancy permit and may have additional requirements.

It is recommended to contact the Fire Department and Public Works Department for any additional requirements related to a remodel.

Garage Conversions
The permanent conversion of a garage to another use (bedroom, office, bonus room, etc.) is only allowed if the residence maintains a minimum of 2 covered parking spaces (20 ft. x 20 ft. in area) subsequent to the conversion.

Building Division
See the Building Division for submittal requirements to apply for a building permit for a remodel or garage conversion.

Additional Information
For more information, contact the Planning Division at 408-778-6480.