PLAN REVIEW TYPES AND TIMELINES

The plan review types associated with building permit applications and their respective review timelines are detailed below. To best determine the estimated timeframe for your project, please refer to the Plan Review Thresholds Table to guide you on how particular project types fit within the different plan review types below. 

 

Same-Day Review

Projects within this category may be eligible for a building permit in one visit to the Permit Services Center with the requisite application, plans, details, licenses, and associated City approvals.

 

Minor Plan Review

Projects subject to Minor Plan Review require additional City review beyond what can be done in-person at the Permit Services Center. Projects must be submitted through the City's Electronic Plan Review system. Review timelines are:

  • Initial review  -  5 days
  • Subsequent reviews  -  3 days

A pre-submittal consultation with City reviewers at the public counter in the Permit Services Center is highly recommended to minimize the number of rounds of plan review. Refer to the Project Types and Processing Requirements page for information on required City reviewers.

An applicant may secure approvals from available counter reviewers in the Permit Services Center prior to online submittal of a Minor Plan Review project to reduce the number of reviewers assigned to the project in the Electronic Plan Review system.

 

Single-Family Residential (SFR) Plan Review

The construction of a new single-family residential home is subject to SFR Plan Review. Projects must be submitted through the City's Electronic Plan Review system. Review timelines are:

  • Initial review  -  4 weeks
  • Subsequent reviews  -  2 weeks


Medium Plan Review

Projects subject to Medium Plan Review must be submitted through the City's Electronic Plan Review system. Review timelines are:

  • Initial review  -  3 weeks
  • Subsequent reviews  -  2 weeks


Major Plan Review

Projects subject to Major Plan Review must be submitted through the City's Electronic Plan Review system. Review timelines are:

  • Initial review  -  5 weeks
  • Subsequent reviews  -  3 weeks