Plan Review

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  Plan Review

The Building Department is required by State and City ordinances to approve the design of a building before the issuance of the building permit. In order to approve the design according to the code requirements, it becomes necessary to conduct a formal detailed plan review.

Minimum Submittal Requirements

Prior to submitting plans to the Building Department for review, plans will be routed, by the applicant, to other departments depending on the scope of work. Therefore, it is important to check with the Building Departments as to which departments you will be routed to, and checking with those departments regarding their submittal requirements.

Listed below are the appropriate minimum submittal requirements by permit type:

Plan Review Process

Once the plans are accepted for review, they are placed in line for the initial review based on a first-come, first-served basis. When the plans are reviewed an itemized correction list is prepared by the plan checker.

The Building Department notifies the applicant to pick up the corrections. Once the applicant has addressed the corrections, the plans will need to be resubmitted. Again, the plans are put in line on a first-come, first-served basis.

At the second review, if the plans are in compliance with the corrections identified, they will be approved. However, if there are still outstanding corrections, a second, itemized correction list will be generated by the plan checker, and the process will repeat until all corrections have been addressed.

Plan Review Target Dates

A “Target Date” is an estimation of the approximate time for the initial plan review to be completed. Target dates may fluctuate based on the volume of plans. 



Type of Job

Turnaround Time

Not To Exceed

Single Family Dwellings

10 Working Days


10 Working Days

Tenant Improvements

10 Working Days


12 Working Days


7 Working Days

Plan Changes

7 Working Days


Expedited plan check - For Additional Cost

Type of Job

Turnaround Time

Not To Exceed

Expedited Reviews (All Types)

5 Working Days

Expedited Rechecks

3 Working Days


NOTE: Expedited plan check fees are double the regular fee. The expedited plan check is for Building Department review only and does not include any other City department reviews. 


Plan Review Expiration

Plan review expires one calendar year from the date of submittal. To request an extension, the applicant should submit a written request, prior to expiration. One six-month extension may be granted.

If the plans have expired beyond the extension, the plans may be renewed by written request. Renewal procedures may vary depending on Building Code adoptions. Plan check fees may need to be collected, and new plans may need to be submitted.










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