Building Permits & Codes Inspection

General Information
The Building Permits & Codes Inspection department is responsible for:
  • Receiving and reviewing building plans and permit applications;
  • Answering building code-related questions;
  • Conducting inspections during the various stages of construction and remodeling;
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations of the City;
  • Tracking and keeping records of completed building inspections.

Building Permits

Mission Hills City Zoning Regulations require that a building permit be issued for most renovation and construction work in the City. Exceptions include minor repairs or purely cosmetic updates such as painting and wallpapering. A building permit is required for projects such as:
  • Interior remodels
  • Additions
  • Decks or patios
  • Driveway replacements
  • Window/Door replacements
  • Roof replacements
  • Fences and walls
  • Generators
  • Satellite dishes
  • Artificial turf
  • Irrigation systems
  • New structures
  • Pools and spas
  • Sport courts
  • Air Conditioner and furnace replacements
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • New sump pumps
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Flagpoles
  • Geothermal heat pump systems

In addition, the Architectural Review Board must approve any exterior alterations to your home or property before a permit can be issued.

The Professional Review Panel reviews Substantial Construction projects (except pools and sport courts) and makes a staff recommendation to the ARB on whether the project should be approved, approved with stipulations, or denied.