Who can obtain a permit?

Permits may be issued to: 

  • Property owners (for work on owner-occupied single-family or otherwise allowed by state law).
  • Licensed contractors.
  • Certified Agents with a Letter of Authorization signed by the owner.

When a permit is issued, the signature and identity of the applicant must be verified. A California Driver's License, State of California Identification Card, or other positive identification will meet this requirement. Contractors are required to have a current City of Watsonville Business License and current State of California Contractor's License. If employees are to be used, Workers' Compensation Insurance Company and policy number must be supplied.

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1. Where do I get a permit?
2. What happens if I build without a permit?
3. What other information do I need to supply in order to apply for a permit?
4. Who can obtain a permit?
5. How much will the permit cost?
6. What are your hours for issuing permits?
7. When don't I need a permit?
8. Is it possible to reinstate a cancelled building permit application?
9. What time is building construction allowed? Can work be done on weekends?
10. Who do I contact to file a complaint about illegal construction activity?
11. What are the hours for the public service counter?
12. What percentage of construction and demolition materials must be recycled?