Masonry Chimney Repair Permit Requirements
The on-line permit is available for properties in Sunnyvale with a residential zoning district. Zoning district information is available on-line by clicking on E-Zoning.

The masonry chimney repair permit will allow repair of an existing fireplace and/or chimney. Following are the minimum requirements that must be met based on the 2016 California Building Code:
  • The fireplace and chimney repair and construction must comply with Chapter 21 and Section 2111 of the California Building Code.
  • Contact the Building Inspection Division for requirements and handouts with fireplace-chimney repair construction requirements and diagrams.
The Masonry Chimney Permit is NOT available on-line if you are:
  • Building a new chimney.
  • Adding a gas appliance.
  • Adding a fireplace insert.
If any of the above conditions apply, the permit shall be issued at the One-Stop Permit Center, City Hall, 456 W Olive Avenue. Specific process information is available at the Building Division web site.

  • Two inspections are required. The first inspection should be scheduled when the new steel and straps are installed. The final inspection should be scheduled after all work is complete.
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