This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
You do not need to know anything about building codes to pursue a remodel. You can simply trust that the city planning department, the contractor, the inspector, etc all know what they’re doing, which the vast majority do.
However in the spirit of being informed, it does help to know the basics, which is the purpose of this sub-series of posts.
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First let’s start with a listing of city planning departments, city by city, for Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. As the planning department name and website location differs some from city to city, the links below are the county and city websites.
- San Jose
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Los Gatos
- Monte Sereno
- Morgan Hill
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- Santa Clara
San Mateo County
- Daly City
- East Palo Alto
- Foster City
- Half Moon Bay
- Menlo Park
- Portola Valley
- Redwood City
- San Bruno
- San Carlos
- San Mateo
- South San Francisco
As a homeowner hiring a contractor to perform a remodel, you really do not need to know the building codes. When you hire a reputable contractor, get permits, have inspections, etc the process takes care of you.
I do however belief that basic information is helping to you as a homeowner as it gives you an basic understanding and helps you ask better questions.
As there are slight code differences between cities, always check with your local planning department for specifics. This series of posts gives a basic overview of the most important rules that must be followed.
Where I can explain why the rule is in place, I explain. Where I don’t explain it’s because I don’t know.
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