Building Permit Requirements

Building Permits are required for, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Storage sheds in excess of 120 square feet
  • Fences greater than 6 feet in height
  • Window framing changes
  • Re-roofs
  • Any electrical work except changing plugs or lights
  • Replacement or installation of a water heater, furnace, gas, water or waste pipe
  • Installation of a spa or hot tub

For additional information, please visit the Building Division web page to print General Information/Brochures: Construction Permits and Plan Checks.  Exemption from the permit requirements of the Code does not grant authority for any of the work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the Stockton Municipal Code, or State or federal laws. 


Please check with the Planning Division prior to starting any work not requiring a building permit by calling (209) 937-8266. 

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