When is a Mechanical Permit not required?

A Mechanical Permit is not required for the following:

  1. A portable heating appliance, portable ventilating equipment, a portable cooling unit, or a portable evaporative cooler.
  2. A closed system of steam, hot, or chilled water piping within heating or cooling equipment regulated by the California Mechanical Code.
  3. Replacement of a component part that does not alter its original approval and is in accordance with other applicable requirements of the California Mechanical Code.
  4. Refrigerating equipment that is part of the equipment for which a permit has been issued pursuant to the requirements of the California Mechanical Code.
  5. A unit refrigerating system.

(California Mechanical Code, 104.2 – Exempt Work)

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1. What are the Building and Safety Department contacts and hours?
2. When is a Permit required?
3. When is a Building Permit not required?
4. When is an Electrical Permit not required?
5. When is a Mechanical Permit not required?
6. When is a Plumbing Permit not required?
7. How can I get an estimate for the Building Permit fees?
8. Which fees do I have to pay at submittal time and also after my plans are approved?
9. Which permits can be obtained online, (E-Permits)?
10. Which permits can be obtained over the counter?
11. Can I setup an appointment for reviewing my plans?
12. Can I request "overtime" (after hours) plan check?
13. What will happen after I submit my plans for review?
14. How long does it take to review my plans?
15. Who can obtain a Building Permit after the plans are approved?
16. Can I do work before obtaining a Building Permit if plans are already submitted for review?
17. What are the applicable codes used by the City of Milpitas, Building and Safety?
18. What are the design wind load and wind exposure that must be used for structures constructed in the City of Milpitas?
19. How can I schedule an inspection?
20. Can I schedule an inspection online?
21. How can I cancel or reschedule an inspection?
22. How much is a re-inspection fee and when is the re-inspection fee applicable?