Contact Information

City Hall, Planning and Building Department
The East Side of Monte Verde between Ocean and 7th Avenue
P.O. Box CC, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Building Official Office: 831-620-2010

City of Carmel Website

Frequently Used Forms

Did you know?

Business License Information
Did you know, all cities that permit solicitation require a business license. No solicitors may enter upon residential property in any city if a notice prohibiting solicitation is visibly displayed. No solicitor may enter upon residential property outside the hours between sunrise and sunset.

Carmel Business License Requirements/Applications

Inspection Report
No inspection report required.  If inspection is requested by buyer/seller, contact the Building Official at 831-620-2010.

Soliciation in Residential Areas Prohibited
Municipal Code Chapter 5.52.010.
Contact: City Clerk 831-620-2000

Real Estate Sign Policy


    One per property, not to exceed 3 Sq Ft, allowed only during daylight hours.
    One per property, not to exceed 3 Sq Ft, Max letter size 3 inches.
    Sign riders 6″ x 24″, one per sign.
    State law allows temporary real estate signs to be placed off-site on private property with property owner’s permission.
    Attention devices (i.e. balloons, banners, lights) are prohibited in all jurisdictions.

Other Policies

View Protection Policies
Designs should respect views enjoyed by neighboring parcels.
Policy outlined in Municipal Code Chapter 17.10.010 K.

Vacation Rental Rules
Minimum 30 day rental in R-1 zoning district.
Municipal Code Section 17.08.060.