1. One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, play houses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.
  2. Fences not over 6’ high.
  3. Oil derricks.
  4. Retaining walls that are not over 4’ in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II, or IIIA liquids.
  5. Water tanks supported directly on grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons and the ratio height to diameter or width does not exceed 2:1.
  6. Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30” above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
  7. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work.
  8. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
  9. Pre-fabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 that are less than 24” deep, does not exceed 5,000 gallons and are installed entirely above ground.
  10. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
  11. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two family dwellings.
  12. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54” from the exterior wall and do not require additional support of Group R-3 and U occupancies.
  13. Non-fixed and movable fixtures, cases, rack, counters, and partitions not over 5’ 9” in height.
  14. Residential roofing and siding repair. Does not include roof deck (plywood or skip sheathing or wall sheathing repair )



  1. Portable heating appliance.
  2. Portable ventilation equipment.
  3. Portable cooling equipment.
  4. Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
  5. Portable evaporative cooler.
  6. Self- contained refrigeration system containing 10 pounds of refrigerant or less and actuated by motors of 1 horse power or less.



  1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drain pipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and an inspection made a provided in the Uniform Plumbing Code.
  2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.