Within Development Services, there are two divisions that assist the community with residential projects' processes.
Both the Planning Division and the Building and Fire Prevention Division offer information on getting home projects underway, including permitting for any type of project, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), fences, pools, re-roofs, set-backs, solar PV and EV charging stations, water heaters, and more.
The following three projects require Building Division plan review only:
Residential solar / photovoltaic systems
Residential electric vehicle charging stations
Residential kitchen and bathroom remodels
What Are My Setbacks?
Building setbacks are determined by zoning districts. Link to page
Common Residential Projects
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) can be attached or detached, on a single lot of record to be used for in-laws-quarters, a guesthouse, or rental, and are allowed in residential districts if minimum development standards of the zoning district can be met. Link to page
Examples of accessory structures are garages, sheds, and patio covers. Link to page
Additions, Remodels and Garage Conversions
Before designing an addition, it is recommended to determine the building setbacks, maximum height, maximum building coverage, and other development standards. Link to page
Decks / Patio Covers / Sheds as Accessory Structures
Fences and walls are allowed to be built along property lines as long as they do not exceed the maximum height. In general, fences or walls may not exceed 7 ft. in height along the rear and side property lines and no more than 3 ft. in height within the front setback area. Link to page
Hillside Combining District
Development Standards for properties in the hillside. Link to page