Use eTrakit to apply for certain types of permits online.

On-Line Permitting

The type of permits offered online:

  • Heating or Air-Conditioning System Permits: (mechanical)
  • Re-Roofing Permits: (residential and commercial)
  • Solar Permits
  • Water Heater Permits: (replacement of water heater)
  • Commercial Repair
  • Electrical: (residential and commercial)
  • Encroachment
  • Engineering Administrative
  • Mechanical: (residential and commercial)
  • Oversized Load
  • Plumbing: (residential and commercial)
  • Sewer Application
  • Signs
  • Tree Permits

Permits not listed may be submitted by Digital Plan Submittal with the permit application.

Mobile and Manufactured Home Permits

For mobile and manufactured home permits, please contact the California Department of Housing and Community Development (916)255-2501 to determine if your permit is under their jurisdiction or that of the City of Chico Building Division.

First time user of Online Permit Services?

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  • You must have your valid City of Chico business license number and
  • Your California’s State Contractor’s License Number.
  • Please read permit work description above, for important information needed for a permit.
  • Contractors new to the eTRAKiT system need to call (530)879-6700 to be set up.

Applying for a Permit

If you are applying for a permit for the first time please read carefully.

  • You may find the examples below helpful when describing the work you would like to be permitted:

Permit Work Description:
Reroof: Elk 30 Year 3 Tab 15 SQ
Plumbing: Whirlpool 50 gallon Tall Energy Star .67
Mechanical: Train XL16c / 16.60 SEER / 80% AFUE / Energy Star Qualified
Solar: 7.14KW PV array with PVI-5000-TL Invertor
Production Phase Homes Permits: Master Plan Number, Square Footage

Click here to apply for an ONLINE PERMIT

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