Start Form (top)
The Start Form page is where you will provide us with the residential address for which you are requesting a permit, tell us what kind of applicant you are, and what type of permit you are applying for.
If you are a Home Owner or Authorized Agent, this is all you need to provide to continue. If you are a Contractor you will be asked to input your State Contractor License Number as well as your Simi Valley Business ID. If you have a valid Business ID but do not know it, you may select that option and still continue.
Information Needed (top)
On this page we will tell you what information you will need to complete the Permit Application Form. This information changes based on your answers on the Start Form. Once you have all of the necessary information ready, the next step is the Permit Form.
Permit Form (top)
The Permit Form contains all the information you would normally fill out in person in order to have a permit issued. This consists of Common Information, Work Description, Title-24 energy forms (for HVAC and water heater permits), Contractor or Owner Builder declarations, an Owner’s Package for home owners, and a Signature.
Common Information – here you will enter the Applicant, Home Owner, and Contractor contact information as applicable.
Work Description – this section allows you to tell us for what type of work you are requesting a permit. Once the work to be done is entered you are able to calculate the applicable fees (Note: fee calculation must be performed in order to complete the form).
Title-24 Energy Form – This section will only be displayed for Mechanical and Plumbing permit applications, and is only required for water heater and HVAC installations. You must add a row to this section for each water heater or HVAC.
The remainder of the form constitutes legal documents which must be read and filled out accurately in order to confirm your understanding.
Once all the required fields are entered you will be allowed to move forward and confirm your entries.
Confirm Form (top)
The Confirm Form page gives you an opportunity to confirm all of your form entries and verify their accuracy. If any mistakes are seen you may move back to edit the form, or if everything appears correctly you are then able to add the application to your Permit Cart.
Permit Cart (top)
The Permit Cart is where you can see an overview of each application you have filled out along with all the applicable fees. From the Permit Cart you may choose to modify any of the existing forms in the cart or to return and start an additional application.
Once all your applications are completed and displayed in the cart you can then proceed to payment.
Payment for your permit applications is handled by a Paymentus, a trusted payment processor, and not by the City. Upon reaching this page a new window will open up where Paymentus will collect your payment information. Do not close the original window!
If you have a pop-up blocker activated you may not initially see this window and will need to tell your web browser to allow the window to open or disable your pop-up blocker entirely.
Once you are on the Paymentus page proceed to provide your payment information. Once you complete the transaction the Paymentus window will close and you will be back to the Simi Valley application window. If your payment was completed successfully the system will process your order and a message will appear letting you know everything was successful. The system will then advance you to the final screen to provide you with your documentation.
Print Permits (top)
The Print Permits page will display a row for each permit included in your transaction and give you the opportunity to view/download/print the forms associated with each. You must maintain a copy of these documents for your records. You also have the opportunity to provide an additional email address to which the site will send all of the documents for your transaction.