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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.

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