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Mechanical Permit

Mechanical Permits ensure that projects comply with the minimum standards that help safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare. No part of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, or refrigeration systems shall be installed, altered, replaced or repaired unless a Mechanical Permit has been obtained for the work.

Based upon your desired scope of work, a mechanical permit may be a Simple "No-Plan" Mechanical Permit or a Plan (required) Mechanical Permit.

Simple "No-Plan" Mechanical Permit

Home owners, property owners and licensed contractors can obtain a no-plan Mechanical Permit for minor installations including:

  • Installations of a forced air units (FAU) or air conditioner units (A/C)
  • Installations of exhaust fans
  • Replacement of furnaces

If your project includes a combination of electrical, mechanical equipment and/or plumbing/gas, once you are in the online permitting portal you will need to select a Simple No-Plan Combination Permit when you initiate the application process.

Applicants will receive their permit normally within two business days. An inspection can be scheduled once the invoice is paid and the permit is issued.

Apply for a Simple Permit

Plan (required) Mechanical Permit

Mechanical Permits ensure that projects comply with the minimum standards that help safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare. No part of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, or refrigeration systems shall be installed, altered, replaced or repaired unless a Mechanical Permit has been obtained for the work except as exempted.

Apply for a Plan Permit