Non-Residential and Multi-Family (Commercial)How to Obtain a Building Permit
Obtaining a Building Permit
Prior to the development of building plans for any multi-family or non-residential project, please check with Planning Services. Submittal requirements and processing times will vary based on location and/or type of project. A contact early in the process will help you make informed business decisions, keep your design costs down, and assist you in developing a reasonable projection of processing time.
Plan Requirements and GuidelinesBUILDING SERVICES WILL NOT ACCEPT AN APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT WITHOUT THE MINIMUM SUBMITTAL CRITERIA LISTED. TWO COMPLETE SETS OF PLANS ARE REQUIRED FOR PLAN CHECK AND ONE COMPLETE FLOOR PLAN WITH DIMENSIONS FOR THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE. Minimum plan requirements for submittal to Building Services. The plans will not be checked unless all elements are present.
WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ON YOUR PLANS:
MINIMUM FOR PLAN CHECK (PC) Although these items are not listed as needed for submittal, you should include them with your plans to help expedite your plan check
Multiple checks may be required at time of permit issuance depending on the type of permit: one for the Permit, one for the School Fee, one for the Air Quality fee, and one for DOT Encroachment Permits. Each check is made to the respective agency. The Development Services Department DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY CREDIT CARD PURCHASES at this time. Personal or bank draft checks accepted as well as US currency.
ONE-HALF OF THE BUILDING PERMIT FEE AND THE ENTIRE PLANNING FEE ARE COLLECTED AT TIME OF PERMIT APPLICATION. The remainder of the building permit fee and other agency fees will be collected at the time of permit issuance.
BUILDING & PLANNING FEES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEES
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FEES
The Building Services Permit Fee is $.01 per $1.00 valuation of the work valuation proposed. Valuation is computed by multiplying the area square feet for each occupancy and type of construction by the cost per square foot (as published in the current "
ICC Building Safety Journal" Building Valuation Data Table, adjusted annually).
Fire DistrictsFire district fees are collected by Building Services for the districts. Please contact the Fire Department directly for the fee amount. Click here to see which fire district the parel is in. (Must have Assesor's Parcel Number (APN).) Click here to find your parcel number.
Community Services Districts
Contact the Districts for their fees and other building requirements.
The following water districts may be involved in your permit process. Contact them directly for fees and other related information.
Please contact the school directly for their fees.
How Long do I have?
The Application The permit application is valid for 365 days. You should keep track of the date to avoid problems as the expiration date approaches. Once expired, the permit application is not renewable; you simply start over. Extension of the application may only be granted if a delay is caused by a governmental agency and only for the amount of time the application was delayed by that agency. There may be fee building service credits for an reapplication if within 6 months and the first permit application was ready to issue. All plans and documents will be destroyed within 180 days from submittal date if not picked up from Development Services. The Plan Review We review plans in the order received. As a result, our turnaround time will vary. At the time of submittal, we ask you to review a checklist of required information and sign that all documentation is present. Having all of the necessary information at the time of plan review is a must for us and ensures that your application will experience no unnecessary delay in being reviewed. If the application is incomplete in any way, you will be notified by mail and your place in line forfeited. When we receive all of the required information, you will once again be included in the plan review order, but the operative date will be the date of the new submittal. The Permit The permit is valid for two years from the issuance date. If you find you cannot finish your project within the prescribed time, you may renew your permit two times only for a period of one year each if construction has proceeded in a timely manner showing progress with approved inspections. There will be a renewal fee based on the percentage of progress that has occurred. If four years are not sufficient for construction, the permit may be reactivated with a new permit number and review of the projects progress.
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