Do I need a city building permit? I am only remodeling my kitchen and bathroom.

Most likely, “YES”. It is best your check with your local city or county building department. Things like painting, carpet, cabinets don’t need a permit. But if changing your cabinets means removing and reinstalling the sink or adding electrical, this would require a permit. All construction work such as moving or adding walls, roofing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical work, stucco, drywall, windows and more will defiantly require a permit. Check with your local building department.