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Mike Hermes,  in 95014

Is it easy to get the permit to convert garage to living area at cupertino?

Asked by Mike Hermes, 95014 Sun Apr 1, 2012

My house at corner lot, i want to build garage at side yard

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John Juarez’s answer
Most garage conversions are unpermitted. A frequent requirement for a permit to convert a garage is that the lost covered parking be replaced. This is difficult and expensive and unpractical for many homeowners. Converting a garage which often houses natural gas appliances, plumbing outlets and electrical outlets is also challenging within the framework of building codes in many areas.

As mentioned by another contributor, your local building department is the rest resource for the final answer to your question.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 4, 2012
Hi Nina,

Thanks, I will ask the city.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 1, 2012
Hi Mike,
Thats a difficult question.....if you convert the current garage into living speace, is your Lot size big enough to build another garage? if not, then would be good to Call the City Planning Dept:
and ask them what the regulation are for a property needing a garage attached to it...and your question above "hypothetically" as a query....they will clarify best for you! If you can do it, then do it with permits as this will help in future hold value in the property.
Hope this helps, all the best,
Nina Daruwalla
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