Yes. This permit is issued over the counter and normally takes about 15 minutes to issue. The permit can also be applied through e-mail; see Question 7, above.
Please note, if the water heater is located in the garage, it must be a minimum of 18 inches above the garage floor. All water heaters must be strapped to the adjacent wall, to protect against earthquake damage to water pipes and gas lines. Please contact Building and Safety at (925) 833-6620 to obtain the Water Heater Installation handout for more information.
Residential Water Heater - Permit and InspectionsE-mail Based Residential Permits