Plan Check Requirements

Small Projects & Minor Repairs (2 to 3 Weeks Turnaround)
  • Small project such as kitchens and bathroom remodels are included in this section.
  • Applications for permits must be accompanied by 3 sets of plans and 2 sets engineering calculations (if applicable prepared by a qualified professional).
  • Plans prepared by a design professional such as an architect or engineer must be stamped and signed on each applicable page and each soils report, Title 24, Electrical Calculations and Structural Calculations reports.
  • All plans must be 1/4- or 1/2-inch scale on a maximum plan sheet size of 24- by 36-inches, small projects and single room project can be on 11- by 17-inch paper
    • All pages shall be numbered, with a title block with the title of page, job address, owners name, designer's name, designers address and phone number and dated.
    • Include: Dimensions and sizes of the rooms, walls, pipes, doors, windows and skylights and note height of ceilings
    • Existing: Provide a plan indicating the existing conditions and configurations include photos of the area.
    • New Work: Provide complete plans of the entire scope of work, include all rooms and area’s to be worked on
      • Identify: Existing walls, walls to be removed and or added - switches - lights - fluorescent lights - plugs - GFI plugs - 220 outlets - plumbing - gas lines and location of valves - doors - windows - skylights - appliances - exhaust fans or ventilation
    • Residential electrical load calculation may be required. (This is available and can be printed from the handout page)
Please review the kitchen and bathroom handouts for general requirements.

Minor Repairs Only
These repairs include dry rot, termite, water or fire damage. All plans must be 1/4- or 1/2-inch scale on a minimum of 11- by 17-inch plan paper. Provide photos of the proposed scope of work, or a detailed report with specific areas. The report must include lineal feet or square feet of work to be done.

Note
Open-ended or unclear scope of work plan or reports shall not be accepted.

Large Projects (4 to 5 Weeks Turnaround)
Applications for permits should be accompanied by 4 sets of plans and 3 sets engineering calculations prepared by a qualified professional.

All plans must be 1/4 inch scale on a maximum plan sheet size of 24- by 36-inches.

Pages should be numbered, with a title block with the title of page, job address, owners name, designer's name, designers address and phone number and dated.

Plans prepared by a design professional such as an Architect or Engineer must be stamped and signed on each applicable page and each Soils, Title 24, Electrical Calculations and Structural Calculations reports.

Indicate Planning status of project: Date the project was approved by the ADRB, incorporate into the plans any conditions of approval from the ADRB or Planning Staff and complete all conditions of approval (i.e. sign-off's offs neighbors, etc.)

The following information must be Incorporated into the submitted plans:
In addition, building and demolition permit applicants must execute a separate Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan. This Plan describes the types and quantities of debris that will be generated, and how and where that debris will be recycled. Learn more about the construction and demolition debris recycling program.