Process Overview

Flowchart and Major Steps

Residential Development Process Flowchart

For a residential remodel and some additions:

  • The customer submits two sets of building plans to the residential permit counter, along with a completed Construction Permit/Plan Review Application (PDF). Staff reviews the submittal for completeness. If the proposed work is minor, it may be possible to issue an over-the-counter permit. If not, review fees will be collected and plans will be routed for review. If additional information is needed the customer will be asked to provide the information and return the submittal for review.
  • Staff reviews the plans. If corrections are required staff will contact the customer to pick up the plans, make corrections and re-submit for review. When the plans are approved the customer will be notified that the plans are ready for issuance of a building permit.
  • The customer pays the permit fees and the building permit is issued. 

For a new home or addition to an existing home:

  • The customer submits proposed building plans to the residential permit counter using the Residential Plan Submittal Plan Review Checklist (PDF), along with a completed Construction Permit / Plan Review Application (PDF). All submittals must include two sets of plans and calculations and a plot plan (PDF) showing the lot and orientation of the house on the lot. Staff reviews the submittal for completeness and, if complete, will collect the review fees. If the plans are incomplete the customer must provide additional information and return the submittal for review.
  • Staff reviews the plans for compliance with adopted city codes, design review requirements and any approved site plan conditions of approval. If corrections are required staff will contact the customer to pick up the plans, make corrections and re-submit for review. When the plans are approved the customer will be notified that the plans are ready for issuance of a building permit.
  • The customer pays the permit fees and the building permit is issued.

For a standard plans, a few more steps are necessary. Select this link for additional information.

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