A tenant improvement is any alteration, renovation, and/or remodeling of an existing commercial or industrial tenant space or structure. Before any tenant improvement construction begins, a building permit must be obtained from the City of Merced. You are advised to check with the Current Planning Department for any zoning regulation.
Yes. Consider the following criteria for accessibility requirements:
Yes, all bikes are rquired to be licensed. You can obtain a bike license at the Police Department. You can either fill out the form on-line and bring it in to the Police Station or fill one out at the station. For the form you need the following information off the bike: Serial number, wheel size, make, brand and frame size.
There is a charge of $5.00 for a license, and it is good for 3 years.
You may want to bring the bike down to the station with you to ensure you have all the needed information.
All bicycle licenses are done at the Central Police Station at 611 W. 22nd Street, Merced, between 8:00 a.m.- 1200 Noon & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
If the value of your project is less than $80,647.06 and the Building Official finds that compliance with the handicap access code creates an unreasonable hardship, compliance with the access requirements may be limited to the area where the work is to take place.
For purpose of this exemption, an unreasonable hardship exists where the cost of providing an accessible entrance, path of travel, sanitary facilities, drinking fountains and public phones is disproportionate to the cost of the project; that is, where it exceeds 20 percent of the cost of the project without these features.
Where the cost of alterations necessary to make these features fully accessible is disproportionate, access shall be provided to the extent that it can be without incurring disproportionate cost. In choosing which accessible elements to provide, priority should be given to those elements that will provide the greatest access, in the following order:
Please note that for projects that are valued at less than $80,647.06, 20% of the total construction cost [NOT including features (1)-(6) above] must be spent on making an accessible entrance, the path travel, sanitary facilities, telephones, drinking fountains and making additional element accessible, in that order of priority.
For exemption qualification, please submit a written proposal for review by the Building Official which describes the required feature and costs associated with each improvement that will equal 20% of the value of the proposed construction.
Call the Inspection Services recorder at 723-CITY to request an inspection when the work is completed. No work is to be concealed without inspection approval. Please refer to the Inspection Recorder handout when calling for an inspection.
Contact the Inspection Services Department at (209) 385-6861 for permit fees.
If your project is not in the City of Merced, you may still connect to the Sewer System if you are in the service area and a health hazard exists according to the Merced County Health Department. You must submit the Development Application form (available at the counter) to the Current Planning Department to be approved by the City Council. After the City Council approval, you may then apply for a sewer service connection. There is a $75.00 fee for preparation and approval of the Development Application.
For detailed information about submittal materials refer to the Tenant Improvement Plan Submittal Checklist available at the Inspection Services Counter.
For detailed information about submittal materials, please refer to the Single-Family Addition Submittal Requirement Checklist available at the Inspection Services counter or in the download information of the Building Deparment web page.
For detailed information about submittal materials, please refer to the Commercial Industrial Submittal Requirement Checklist available at the Inspection Services counter.
For detailed information about submittal materials, please refer to the Multi-Family Submittal Requirement Checklist available at the Inspection Services counter.
Before any construction begins on a multi-family dwelling, a building permit and other related permits must be obtained from the City of Merced. Check with the Current Planning Department if there are any development review actions required before applying for a building permit
Before any construction begins on an addition to a single-family dwelling, a building permit and other related permits must be obtained from the City of Merced. Check with the Current Planning Department if there are any development review actions required before applying for a building permit.
A fire alarm system is required when indicated by the Uniform Fire Code, article 14. Required installations include, but not limited to:
Hydrants are required when the water supply for fire protection is either inadequate or more than 150 feet distance from buildings to be protected. Fire hydrant locations and distribution should conform to California Fire Code Appendices III-A and III-B.
A mechanical permit is required for the installation, alteration, repair, replacement, or remodeling of any mechanical system such as heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration.
A plumbing permit is required for the installation, alteration, repair, replacement or remodeling of any plumbing system
A public works encroachment permit is required whenever work or activity is performed within the City easements or rights-of-way, such as:
A sewer service connection is required for any new construction or any existing building in case of a septic tank failure. The process for a sewer connection on a new construction begins when a building permit application has been submitted
A water service connection is required for any new construction or any existing building if the service does not meet the current demand. The process for a water connection begins when a permit application has been submitted.
An electrical permit is required for the installation, alteration, repair, replacement and/or extension of electrical wiring and equipment.
Before any construction begins on a commercial or industrial building, a building permit and other related permits must be obtained from the City of Merced. Check with the Current Planning Department to see if there are any development review actions required before applying for a building permit.