Applications & Informational Handouts
Building Safety Division
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea has created a consolidated application form for all permits issued under the authority of Carmel Municipal Code, Title 15. Applicants complete the form, marking the appropriate type of work proposed at the top. For one- and two-family residential projects where complete plumbing, electrical, and mechanical plans are submitted at the time of application, the applicant may request multiple permits on the same application. When a project involves commercial construction, or when construction documents for single-trade permits have been deferred to allow for bidder designed systems, a permit application and complete construction document submittal is required for each permit.
Separate permits required for each independent structure
When a proposed project involves the construction or modification of multiple structures on a single parcel, each independent building is required to have its own permit. (e.g. construction of a single-family residence and detached garage). This allows applicants the flexibility to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for one structure while the other is still under completion; and improves the Building Division’s project management and record keeping efforts.
Complete permit application packets consist of a combination of application forms and supplemental forms required to document compliance with City and State requirements. Application forms available under this tab include a general Title 15 permit application form used for applying for any building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical permit required by the City. A separate Fire System Construction Permit application is provided for fire sprinkler, alarm, commercial cooking and alternative extinguishing system permits. A Fire Code Operational Permit form is also provided.
Forms are also provided for declaring Scope of Work for projects exempt from permits, as well as for applying for Temporary Certificates of Occupancy and Encroachments onto public property and rights-of-way. Supplemental application documents are provided under a separate tab.
Standard Operating Guidance Documents (SOG)
Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG’s) are developed by the Building Safety Division to provide consistent guidance for our staff and customers relative to specific Code requirements and interpretations of the building official. Some SOG’s, like SOG 17-07 Private Stormwater Drainage Systems provide drawings that may be used by designers or applicants in preparing project plans. SOG’s are updated periodically to maintain code compliance and new SOG’s are developed periodically to address new code requirements or to answer recurring questions.
Supplemental Application Documents
Supplemental application documents include forms that provide additional project information necessary for documenting code compliance and assist customers during the construction process. Not every form is applicable to every project though some, like the Construction & Demolition Debris Management/Recycling Plan and Smoke Detector/CO affidavit are widely applicable.
Job aids are developed by the Building Safety Division to provide graphic details of code requirements or written resources to assist in permit applications. Some job aids provide drawings that may be used by designers or applicants to assist in providing code-compliant designs.