Applications & Handouts

Simple Building Permit Request

This Simple Building Permit form can be used for simple permit requests - mechanical, plumbing, electrical and reroofing - when no plan check is necessary. Check out the form for examples of the types of work that are covered.

The form is easy to use. Just complete the form, save it to your desktop or another file, and email it back to the City. You'll receive an email telling you the cost of the permit and when it will be ready to be picked up. All you need to do is come in to the Building Department, pay the fee, sign the form, and pick up your permit.

Solar Permit Request

Solar/Photovoltaic System permits are not considered simple or "over-the-counter" but are expedited as they require much less review than a standard building permit. To request a Solar electrical permit, please follow the link above to complete and submit the required forms.

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  1. Building Division

    Building Inspections
    Phone: 707-822-5956
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    Arcata City Hall
    736 F Street
    Arcata, CA 95521

    Phone: 707-822-5956


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