City of Lakeport, California

Frequently Asked Questions for Residents

Who can obtain a building permit?

Any number of people can take out a Building Permit. However, there are certain limitations as follows:

  • Property owners may take out a Building Permit as an "Owner-Builder". If all of the work is done by California licensed contractors, the building may be offered for sale. However, an "Owner-Builder" may not construct a building that is intended for sale or offered for sale within one year of completion of the project. 
  • A Lessee may take out a Building Permit for a project, with the same rights as an Owner-Builder, provided his/her lease allows for this to be done. (This is mostly seen in the case of non-residential buildings.) The lessee must provide evidence to the Building Dept. that they have this right. 
  • Contractors licensed in the State of California may take out permits for the types of work they are licensed to perform. 
  • Architects, acting as agents for the owner, may take out a Building Permit. 
  • Any other person acting as an agent for an owner or contractor must present a verifiable affidavit showing that they have authority to take out a permit.

More Resident FAQs:

How can I shut the water off to my house?

How do I get my sewer lateral certified?

How much does the City charge to rent the Gazebo?

I have low water pressure, or no water?

I heard that you are not allowed to have alcohol in Library Park. Is that true?

Is there an official list of addresses in the City Limits?

What are the Finance Department hours?

What do I do if my sewer is backing up?

What is the cost to rent the Westside Community Park Soccer Field?

What type of work requires a building permit?

What workers compensation insurance requirements do I need to be aware of as a contractor, or when hiring a contractor?

When is your billing period?

Where does wastewater go?

Where is my water meter and how can I read it?

Who can obtain a building permit?

Why do I have a late fee on my utility bill?

Why is my water bill so high?

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