Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are permits required to build a backyard bbq island with a pergola covering it? pergola is free standing. what are the footing requirements?

A building permit is required for a detached accessory building exceeding 120 square feet. The Santa Clarita District Office can provide you with an informative handout that explains the permitting process titled One- and Two-Family Residential Building Code Requirements which includes structural details for typical construction.

Also, a plumbing permit is required for any gas piping proposed, the plumbing code requires the installation of gas piping under such structures to be installed in a gastight conduit. Please contact the district office below for more information regarding your project.

Santa Clarita District Office
23757 Valencia Blvd.
(661) 222-2940

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