What is the purpose of the Notice of Commencement form?

A certified copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement must be submitted to the Building Division prior to the first inspection for permitted work where the direct contract is greater than $2,500, or in the case of existing heating or A/C equipment replacement, greater than $7,500. For more information, please see the Overview of the Construction Lien Law Posted on this site.

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. As a contractor, what documents are required to register with the city?
3. Can I apply for an Owner-Builder Permit?
4. Do I need approval from my Homeowner’s Association (HOA)?
5. Do I need to install smoke detectors in my existing house when doing an addition?
6. Do I need a permit to replace/repair my fence with the same fence?
7. Does my Building Permit expire?
8. Does my permit application expire if not issued?
9. How do I make changes to my permit while it is still under review?
10. Do my plans need to be signed and sealed by an Architect/Engineer?
11. How many copies are required?
12. When do I need a tree permit?
13. What documents do I need to obtain a permit for additions/renovations?
14. Do I need a permit to do landscaping?
15. Do I have to display my permit card?
16. What is the purpose of the Notice of Commencement form?