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Home arrow Community News: Now and Then arrow Press Release: Building Permits Required in La Habra Heights
Press Release: Building Permits Required in La Habra Heights

Press Release: Building Permits Required in La Habra Heights


Home owners considering remodeling projects in La Habra Heights are being urged to obtain building permits before starting their projects.

“It’s easy to become so focused on choosing the right appliances, fixtures and designs that the building permit process is overlooked,” says Principal Planner Rafferty Wooldridge. “But neglecting the building permit process can pose safety and legal problems, as well as complicate an otherwise standard property sale in the future.”

The City recommends hiring a licensed contractor for all remodeling work. Licensed contractors can navigate the building permit process by completing necessary paperwork at City Hall, and being present for all required inspections. When home owners use unlicensed contractors to perform the work, they risk facing problems later. It’s also important to check the contractor’s professional references, and credentials on the Contractors State License Board website at www.cslb.ca.gov. The website offers information obest practices for hiring a contractor, owner-builder guidelines, contracting laws and regulations, swimming pool construction, arbitration, and other important topics. The site also discusses legal issues such as mechanics liens, small claims court, civil judgments, and new and pending legislation.

While permits are always needed for kitchen and bathroom remodels, as well as home additions and expansions, permits are also required for smaller projects such as window installations, replacing electrical fixtures, and building a fence or block wall. Specific types of permits issued by the City include: building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, grading, re-roofing and ground mounted and rooftop solar installations.

For questions as to whether your home improvement project requires a building permit, contact the City’s Planning staff at (562) 694-6302 or visit www.Lhhcity.org.


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