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 Engineering & Utilities for any additional requirements related to a remodel.

Garage Conversions
The permanent conversion of a garage to another use, for example a bedroom, office, bonus room, etc., is now allowed under California law.

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