Skip to main content

Development Services

Simple Permits

Homeowners, property owners and licensed contractors can now obtain a no-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Permit, called Simple Permit, for minor installations online for many installations including:


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


  • Meter reset/re-connections
  • Adding circuits
  • Miscellaneous wiring, such as relocation of electrical outlets or re-wiring
  • Temporary power poles for construction sites
  • Electric vehicle charging stations for private garages


  • Water heater replacements, except tankless types
  • Water or sewer piping repairs
  • Gas line repairs
  • Repair or replacement of drains
  • Water softener installations
  • Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV) for domestic service

To learn more about Simple Permits, see Information Bulletin 103.


  • A Simple Permit is issued when the work does not require any type of plan review, if the structure is designated as historic or if the structure is located in historic districts. See Information Bulletin 581 for more information about designated historical resources.
  • Owner-Builders must also upload the Owner-Builder Verification Form DS-3042.


  1. Download detailed instructions on how to apply for a Simple Permit, pay invoices and schedule inspections.
  2. Licensed contractors will receive the permit as soon as they complete and submit the application and pay the invoice. Homeowners will receive their Simple Permit normally within two business days after the completed Owner-Builder Verification Form DS-3042 is submitted. An inspection can be scheduled once the invoice is paid and the permit is issued.

Apply for a Simple Permit Now