A trade permit is: authorization from The City to perform electrical, plumbing, gas or mechanical (HVAC) work; each trade has its own permit type.
A homeowner’s trade permit is: authorization from The City to perform electrical, plumbing, gas or mechanical (HVAC) work; the permit is obtained by the homeowner to do a limited scope of work.
If you are planning any building (framing, structural) with your project, a Building Permit will also be required, and possibly a Development Permit. To see more information about your specific project, visit the Home Improvement Hub.
If you are a licensed contractor looking for information on obtaining trades permits, visit Trade Permits.
A homeowner's electrical permit does not allow:
A mechanical permit is required for installing or modifying heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Homeowners must be capable of ensuring the work will be done in accordance with applicable safety regulations.
If you have no previous knowledge or experience with HVAC systems, your best option is to hire a licensed contractor who is eligible to receive permits. Work completed by inexperienced individuals often requires extensive corrections to bring the installation up to code, and may create a serious hazard.
To apply, see how to apply (below).
What you need to have completed before you call for each mechanical inspection:
- HVAC duct work must be completed but not covered
- All components and fixtures for HVAC must be installed and operational