MULTI-FAMILY PLAN REVIEW THRESHOLDS*


Visit the Plan Review Types and Timelines page for more information about the different plan review types. 

 

Same-Day Plan Review**

(Subject to M/E/P Thresholds)

Minor Plan Review**

(Subject to M/E/P Thresholds)

Medium**

 Plan Review

Major Plan Review**

Initial Review

Same-Day

5 Days

Medium - 3 weeks

5 weeks

Resubmittal Review

Same-Day

3 Days

2 weeks

3 weeks

Means & Methods Review for Tenant-Occupied Structures

Means & Methods Plan - Basic

Means & Methods Plan - Basic + Supplemental

Means & Methods Plan - Basic + Supplemental

Means & Methods Plan - Basic + Supplemental

Multi-Family Residential

 

All Multi-Family Residential

  • Exterior façade remodel/repair;
  • Fence/wall more than six feet in height;
  • Re-roof involving removal and replacement of tiles/shingles only;
  • Window/door retrofit;
  • New or replaced HVAC/mechanical equipment w/ no structural;
  • Deck and Patio cover at-grade;
  • Wall sign.


Owner-occupied Residential only

  • Non-structural interior remodel with no increase in bedroom count and no affect to Fire-Life safety systems;
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing;
  • Sandblasting.


Tenant-occupied Residential only

  • Non-structural interior remodel of one unit with no increase in bedroom count and no affect to Fire-Life safety systems;
  • Minor electrical where service restored same-day;
  • Minor plumbing where no new plumbing branches proposed and service restored same day.

All Multi-Family Residential

  • Interior demolition or remodel that affects Fire-Life safety systems;
  • New standard pool/spa;
  • Re-roof involving removal of sheathing, truss, or structural members;
  • EVSE (EV Charger) installation;
  • All other projects that do not qualify for Same-Day Review.


Tenant-occupied Residential only

  • Simultaneous non-structural interior remodel of more than one unit that does not increase bedroom count;
  • Window/door replacement beyond retrofit (involving wall/stucco/header removal);
  • Electrical or plumbing requiring extensive drywall removal or lack of utility service for more than 1-day;
  • Sandblasting.

 

  • Addition of floor area to existing structure;
  • Addition or remodel that increases bedroom count;
  • Structural interior remodel less than 2,500SF;
  • PV installation;
  • Energy systems storage:
  • All other projects that do not qualify for Minor Plan Review or exceed M/E/P thresholds.
  • New multi-family residential project;
  • Structural interior remodel 2,500SF;
  • All other projects that do not qualify for Medium Plan Review.

*Applicability of thresholds assumes all land use and design approvals have been obtained, and is at discretion of City staff based on availability and unique characteristics of the project.

**Projects located within the Coastal Zone may experience delayed processing times due to the requirements of the Coastal Zone Act.