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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, by appointment. 

Appointments can be made during the following days and times when the Permit Center will be available for records research. Please call 415-899-8989 to make an appointment.

1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Alternating Fridays (Check City Calendar)
9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM

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. 

 April 2020
 March 2020
 February 2020
 January 2020
 December 2019
 November 2019
 October 2019
 September 2019
 August 2019
 July 2019
 June 2019
 May 2019
 April 2019
 March 2019
 February 2019



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