EV Chargers FAQ

The permitting process for the design and installation of an EVCS and its related supply equipment or system for one- and two-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, and/or non-residential buildings or sites depend on a variety of factors such as, but not limited to:

- The type and quantity of equipment to be installed.
- The type and amount of related equipment to support the station.
- The location and type of building or site where the installation will occur.

Simple EVCS design and installation may avoid a detailed plan review and a streamlined electrical permit issuance may be granted by sending a site plan , EV Charger checklist and permit application to buildingsafety@rpvca.gov . More detailed information on the type of plan review that may be required for your project, application submittal requirements, costs related to the review and/or permit and inspection processes can be found by visiting the solar submittal section of www.rpvca.gov .

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1. When is the new 2022 California Building Standards Code effective?
2. Construction Rules, Hours, and Holidays
3. Violations and Penalties
4. If my project was permitted under the 2019 California Building Standards Code and I need to revise my approved plans, which edition of the codes will be applicable?
5. Pool Modifications Requirements for Public or Multi-Family Dwellings
6. My Permit has expired. What's next?
7. Who do I call if my building is in the unincorporated area, not the Rancho Palos Verdes?
8. Legalize Unpermitted Work
9. When Do I Need a Demolition Permit?
10. Where can I find the original plans for my house?
11. What is the California Building Standards Code?
12. Why do I need a building permit?
13. Can I apply for a permit online?
14. When are permits needed?
15. Can plan check be done over the counter?
16. What type of building inspections are required?
17. Do I need Sanitation District or septic tank approval for my plans?
18. How can I check my permit Inspection results?
19. Emergency repairs without a permit?
20. How do I contact a Building Inspector?
21. Work exempt from permit's?
22. How do I schedule inspections?
23. Do you have plans of my home?
24. Does my contractor need a license?
25. Do all building permits need inspections?
26. Can I view the permit history of a property online?
27. What If I begin work without a permit?
28. Who owns a permit?
29. EV Chargers FAQ
30. Do all permits need a "Final" inspection?
31. Who do I contact about plan check review comments?
32. How long does a plan check take?
33. What do you do if you need to Abandon a Septic Tank?
34. Does my retaining wall need a permit?
35. Do you have Geology/ Tract Files? Can they be emailed?
36. How much will my building permit cost?
37. Do field changes (modifications to approved plans) need to be approved?
38. Do I need to hire someone to draw my plans for me?
39. Can I live in my garage?
40. Can I perform work as owner/builder on my commercial property?
41. How do I check on the plan review status of my permit?
42. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
43. Can I be my own General Contractor or Owner/Builder?
44. Why are all contractors (the electrician, the plumber, the general contractor, etc.) required to be licensed in the City?
45. What is the maximum window U-factor and SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient)?
46. Do I need a permit to replace my driveway or sidewalk or to add Hardscaping?
47. What are setbacks for a property?
48. Why am I being subjected to enforcement when my neighbors are doing the same thing?
49. How do I make a Code Enforcement complaint?
50. How can i find out where my property line is located?
51. How do I legalize an addition or dwelling unit built without permits?
52. How do I get a permit to have a dumpster on the street for my construction debris?
53. How Long are Plan Checks and Permits Valid?
54. How do I expedite a plan check?
55. When may I start building?
56. How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)?
57. Do I need a permit for a storage shed, playhouse, etc.?