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Submittal Requirements

Building permits are issued every working day of each month. See city schedule for Friday closures. Permits are issued to the owner of a dwelling or residential property, or any contractor licensed by the State and in possession of a valid City of Tracy Business License.

These are the basic types of permits:

Required Items For Submittal

  1. Building permit application.
  2. Contractor's Business License(when applicable).
  3. One copy contractor's pocket license.
  4. Sub-contractor's information (when applicable).
  5. Workers' compensation insurance form (when applicable).
  6. Letter of authorization (if someone other than the owner/contractor is picking up the permit).
  7. Document Submittal.
  8. Plan Check fees assessed on all submittals - due at time of submittal payable to the City of Tracy.
  9. PG&E approval (swimming pool submittals only).

All submittal information shall be provided to the Building Safety and Fire Prevention Division along with the building permit application form, related fees, and any additional information required by the Building Safety and Fire Prevention Division before the application can be accepted as complete.

Upon completion of plan check review, you will be notified that your permit is ready for issuance. Once issued, work must commence within 180 days (six months).Permits under certain circumstances may be extended.

Submittal Methods

Currently all projects that require plans, other than Photovoltaic, are required to be submitted via hardcopy.  The City of Tracy is excited to announce the launch of Electronic Submittals effective January 1, 2019.  At that time, Applicants will have the option to submit plans electronically or hardcopy through June 30, 2019.  Effective July 1, 2019, all projects requiring plans MUST be submitted electronically.

Please review our Electronic Plan Check Requirements to ensure your projects are processed in a timely matter.  Any questions regarding Electronic Plan Review can be addressed by one of our Building Permit Technicians.  They can be reached M-TH 8a-6p and every other Friday 8a-5p at 209-831-6400.

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