Residential Building Permit Process
  1. Submit for Permit
    See: How do I apply for a permit?
  2. Plan Review
    Depending on your proposed project, plans will be reviewed by various disciplines. Types of reviews include planning and zoning, structural/building and fire and possible engineering. The assigned reviewers check to see that your proposal is in compliance with the specific code or regulations. If the reviewer needs additional information or has identified corrections, they will request information from you in written form of a comment letter via email.
  3. Comment Letter
    A comment letter is sent when a reviewer needs additional information or a correction needs to be made to the plans. Once a comment letter is sent, the reviewer takes no further action until you provide a response to the comment letter.
  4. Revise Plans
    When submitting revisions or uploading plans outside of your original submittal please email: If physical copies of your permit was required originally, we will also need physical copies of your revisions. 
    If the revisions are complete, the reviewer will sign off and the project will move on in the process. If the reviewer needs additional information or has identified additional corrections, they will request this information from you in writing in another comment letter.
  5. Plan Approval, Permit Issuance
    When all required reviews are approved, your permit will be in ready to issue status and you will be notified your final permit fee total and that your permit is ready to pick up.
  6. Inspections
    Please see our Inspection Page.
  7. Please note
    The permit process differs for each permit type and may vary depending on how complex your project is. These steps are a general guideline to follow when applying for a permit.

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1. Why is a permit required?
2. Handouts
3. When is a permit required?
4. How do I apply for a permit?
5. Residential Building Permit Process
6. Electrical, Mechanical and/or Plumbing Work
7. Whose jurisdiction am I in?
8. What are setbacks?
9. Are there any site constraints on your property?
10. When is Structural Engineering Required?
11. Permit Fees