What is exempt from requiring a Building Permit?

105.2 Work exempt from permit. Exemptions from permit
requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization
for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the
provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this
jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
1. Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches
(762 mm) above grade and not over any basement or
story below and that are not part of an accessible
2. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter
tops, and similar finish work.
3. Temporary motion picture, television, and theater
stage sets and scenery.
4. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural
purposes, and not including service systems.
5. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of
Group R-3 or Group U occupancies.
6. Movable cases, counters, and partitions not over 69
inches (1753 mm) in height.

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1. Can I continue work if job is posted with a Red Tag?
2. When am I required to apply for a Permit?
3. What is exempt from requiring a Building Permit?
4. Am I allowed to construct in Flood Hazard Areas?
5. What will I need to provide when applying for a Permit?
6. How long is a Permit good for?
7. Do I need a Permit to do repairs on my property?
8. Where do I keep my Permit?
9. Do I have to submit plans for my project?
10. What am I supposed to do with my plans for my project?
11. When do I have to pay for my Permit?