Looking to build a patio, add a pool, or make other home improvements? You may need a permit.
Permits are the way the City of Perris regulates construction. This is designed to ensure that all construction in the city is safe and complies with state and local building codes.
What Construction Requires a Permit?
Most home construction projects will require a permit. Before you start work on a patio, pool, retaining wall or other larger project, be sure to check the building standard details. Under the Building Process option, you'll find the information for home remodeling and the permitting process. To start the permit process, go to the building and planning portal.
Projects that require a permit include the following:
- All new construction
- Patio enclosures
- New door or window openings
- New or replacement mechanical units
- Moving interior walls
- Pools or spas
- Room additions
- Patios or decks
- Building ImagesStorage sheds
- Retaining walls over 3’ tall
- Adding or altering electrical
- Adding or altering plumbing
- Foundation repairs
- Replacing a water heater
- Adding a permanently wired light fixture
- Platforms & decks
What projects don't require a permit?
A construction permit is not needed for items such as:
- Wallpapering, painting or similar finish work
- Fences six feet high or lower
- Single-story detached storage sheds or play houses less than 120 square feet in floor area
- Retaining walls less than 3 feet tall
- Prefabricated above-ground swimming pools with a capacity of less than 5,000 gallons (please be aware that all swimming pools and spas must comply with the California Swimming Pool Safety Act, which requires child protective barriers)
- For plumbing, mechanical and electrical work, replacement or repair of fixtures (such as changing water faucets or replacing switches)
Remember, just because your project doesn’t need a construction permit doesn’t mean it may not need some other kind of City review. Go to the building and planning portal to apply for a permit.
The online permitting system is on the building and planning portal.