Building Permit


This has been prepared for notaries about the laws governing their duties and is not intended as legal advice. For additional information or for difficult situations, it may be advisable for you to seek the advice of a licensed attorney.

An owner seeking to notarize an application for a building permit must sign the application in the presence of the notary public. The contractor in the application must also sign the application in the presence of a notary public.

Typically, some county/city’s require, for these documents to be filled out and signed in black pen. Please check with your city or county’s requirements for the “pen color” rule.