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.
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.
See the Building Division for submittal requirements to apply for a building permit for a remodel or garage conversion.
For more information, contact the Planning Division at 408-778-6480.