Online Permits

Work with our team to ensure you have all the permits and approvals you need. Our online permit system and Permit Calculator makes it easy to discover what you need to succeed.

Apply for Permits

Getting through a permit process can be challenging – but our team is here to help. Visit this page for more information on various permits provided by the City of Novato.

Disabled Access Hardship

For Existing Buildings: ALL nonresidential projects with a valuation of $136,060 or less must complete the Disabled Access Hardship Application Form. Accessible features of the building including path of travel from the public way, parking, entrance to the building, path of travel to the proposed alterations/improvements and restrooms must be shown on your plans. All accessibility issues must be shown on your plans.

Business Hours

9am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday

Open alternating Fridays (see calendar for closure dates)

*Closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch

ePermit Resource Center

Information resource center for online self-service permitting.

9am – 11am, Monday – Thursday

Permit research is available online or by appointment, please call 415.899.8989.