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This ePermits database link accesses the City's permit, projects and Code Enforcement case records dating from approximately 2000 until present, as well as real-time status of current plan reviews, code enforcement, and field inspections. Please note that there is no guarantee we will have building plans for homes in Novato. If your home is in a subdivision it is helpful to have the name of the subdivision, as well as the lot number and model name/plan of the home.

In the Permits box select Search to access the permits database. Important Note: When entering an address, do not include the second part of the street name. For example, if the address is 922 Machin Avenue, enter 922 Machin, without Avenue, for best results.


Permit records and/or plans, prior to 2000, may be available on digital microfiche or in our scanned documents database, available at the City of Novato Community Development office at 922 Machin Avenue. Office hours for this research are 9 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed for lunch from 1 -2 PM and City offices are closed on alternate Fridays and on selected holidays. Please consult our calendar before coming in.

Click here to access the ePermits database. See Important Note above.

The links below provide basic information on building permits for the current year, by month, in pdf format, but does not contain plans or other documents. 

 August 2019
 July 2019
 June 2019
 May 2019
 April 2019
 March 2019
 February 2019
 January 2019
 December Permits
 November Permits
 October Permits
 September 2018
 August 2018
 July 2018
 June 2018



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