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  • Permits
  • Tools
  • Supplies

Do I Need A Permit?

Small Repairs? Cosmetic Work? No. Everything Else? Yes

Check with your local building department listed below.

Where do you live?

County of san diego

General County Information

(858) 694-3900

County Administration Center

1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

city of san diego

City Administration Building

202 C St.
San Diego, CA 92101

City Information Center: (619) 236-5555

city of Carlsbad

Building Division

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760)602-2719

city of chula vista

Development Services


276 Fourth Avenue Building B
Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619)691-5272

city of Coronado

1825 Strand Way,

Coronado, CA 92118

Phone: (619) 522-7300

city of el cajon

200 Civic Center Way
Third Floor
El Cajon, CA 92020

(619)441-1726

city of Escondido

City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

(760)839-4646

city imperial beach

City Hall

825 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932


(619) 423-8300

city of La mesa

Building Division
8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

Ph: 619-667-1176 (Main)

national city

Building Permits

1243 National City Blvd.

National City, CA 91950

(619)336-4241

city of Oceanside

Development Services Department

300 N. Coast Hwy

Oceanside CA 92054

(760) 435-4373

city of poway

Building Services

Ph: 858-668-4645

City Hall
13325 Civic Center Drive
Poway, CA 92064 Map

city of santee

Department of Development Services

10601 Magnolia Avenue,

Santee, CA 92071

(619) 258-4100, extension 167

city of vista

Development Services

200 Civic Center Drive
Vista, CA 92084

(760)639-6108

where do i get tools?

Of course the big box stores will have all of the standard tools you will need. We have the links to the the big box stores in the next section "Where Do I Get My Supplies?".

Some specialty tools can only be purchased at specialty stores. If you are having trouble locating a certain tool, click the contact button below, and we will help you find the tool.

harbor freight

Check their website for a location near you.  We recommend you sign up for the email discount list.  They have good sales on most major Holidays.  

If you are a professional, some of their tools will not stand up to everyday use.  They also carry some supplies, such as coil nails for their roofing nailer.  If you purchase these items on any sale, their prices can’t be beat!

 

Dixieline Lumber & home center

Sometimes they go by “Pro-Build”.  Check their website for a location near you.

They have some of the harder to find tools, or can also order them.  We find most of our door tools here, such as the Porter Cable jig for hinges.

hd supply - whitecap

Known as WhiteCap, this will be one of the best places for high quality tools.  They have a large selection of bigger tools, such as jack hammers, miter saws and drills.

This store is mostly shopped by contractors, but they do sell to the general public. Check their website for a location near you.

Grainger

Check their website for a location near you.  If you can think of it, they can probably get it!

Not a store for browsing.  The lobby is usually small and almost everything must be ordered.  But, ordered items come in quickly and you usually do not have to pay until the item comes in!

amazon

We have been amazed at what we have found on Amazon.  This will be the last place we look, that way we order exactly what we want.

Some other stores may price match Amazon, in case you do not want to wait for shipping.

where do i get supplies?

The toughest part of buying supplies, is getting them to your home. Most supply stores will deliver, for a fee. Some will waive the fee if you buy the materials from them. Don't be afraid to ask for free delivery and be sure to allow the extra time delay for delivery.

Some specialty supplies can be difficult to locate. If you are having trouble locating certain supplies, click the contact button below, and we will help you find what you need.

Dixieline Lumber & home center

Sometimes they go by “Pro-Build”.  Check their website for a location near you.

The great aspect of this store…drive-in lumber yard!. Plus, they always have plenty of yard men that will help you load up.

harbor freight

Check their website for a location near you.  We recommend you sign up for the email discount list.  They have good sales on most major Holidays.  

If ever we buy tools that needs supplies, buy those here too.  Welding wire, nails, and gloves are regular purchases for us.  If you purchase these items on any sale, their prices can’t be beat!

hd supply - whitecap

Known as WhiteCap, this will be one of the best places for herder to get supplies.  They have a large selection Simpson connectors for additions, decking and fencing.

This store is mostly shopped by contractors, but they do sell to the general public. Check their website for a location near you.

e. b. bradley co.

Check website for locations.  This company specializes  in hardware and surfacing materials. 

Hardware would include inside cabinet devices, drawer slides, hinges etc.  We purchase all of our Formica products from them when we build a hard surface counter top.

Fashion Cabinets

Fashion Cabinets has a very wide selection of cabinets including wood species and finishes.

We do not yet have a showroom for Fashion Cabinets in San Diego.  Contact us at (619)443-3725 and we will bring you any door sample.

Grainger

Check their website for a location near you.  If you can think of it, they can probably get it!

We usually locate electronics supplies here.  Latest purchase was a new igniter for a gas fireplace.  Usually everything must be ordered.  But, ordered items come in quickly and you usually do not have to pay until the item comes in!

J & B materials

A company mostly for contractors.  They sell drywall, insulation, steel stud framing and drop ceiling materials.  

If the order is large enough, they will deliver.  The prices are usually lower then the big box stores.  Check their website for locations.

Home Depot

Of course, we all probably have been in a Home Depot store.  They will usually have home remodel supplies in stock.

Tip – If you are getting a lot of heavy stuff, grab the sku number, pay at the register, and they will bring it out to you.

Lowe's

Not as many locations as Home Depot, so check there website for information.

Lowe’s will usually have a larger selection and displays of cabinets, lighting and appliances.  You will still need to push that large cart around the store.

If you did not find what you are looking for, let us know and we will add that information to our site!

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