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Residential Buildings

Find the applications, forms, checklists and more to get your residential project started.

Third-floor lobby closed to in-person services on July 1

The third-floor lobby for Building Services and Development Review/Current Planning will be closed for in-person services on July 1 so staff can update computer systems. Online and phone services and in-person appointments will continue, and staff will be working in the office.

Building, Development Review fees increasing July 1

Most Building Services and Development Review/Current Planning fees will increase 8.5% effective July 1. These sections are entirely fee supported and annual fee increases are needed to continue to meet constituent/customer service and financial objectives.

Submissions are limited to 10 permits per week

Upload plans and pay Plan Review fees within 30 days of submission.

How to submit residential permit applications:

Submissions are limited to 10 permits per week. Upload plans and pay Plan Review fees within 30 days of submission.

  1. Select the correct application, based on the permit needed and download the form.
  2. Once downloaded, complete, digitally sign and submit the application:
  3. Recommended: Check with staff to determine if a grading permit is needed.
  4. Staff will set up your permit.
  5. When complete, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on payments and how to upload plans.
  6. Upload plans to Electronic Plan Review/ProjectDox, an online electronic plan review system.

Applications must be physically or digitally signed.

Design Criteria

Permit Applications

Grading Permit (PDF 449.58 KB)

Forms, Guidelines & Checklists (May be required)

As Built Certificate (PDF 180.65 KB)

Prescriptive Deck Guide

Residential Building Permit Process

  1. Permit Initiation
    • Select the correct application, based on the permit needed.
    • Complete the application and submit:
    • Recommended: Check with staff to determine if a grading permit is needed.
    • Staff will set up your permit.
    • When complete, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on payments and how to upload plans.
    • Upload plans to Electronic Plan Review/ProjectDox, an online electronic plan review system.
  2. Completeness check (by staff)
    • Notice of incomplete submittal will be provided to applicant (if needed)
  3. Technical and Plan Review
    • Site plan review and grading review
    • Fire/life safety review

      Engineering review, if needed

      All technical and plan review comments must be addressed prior to moving to Step 4.

  4. File Check
    • Final review of all elements
  5. Permit issued
  6. Inspections
    • Inspections must be scheduled throughout the process
      • Details included in the permit package
  7. Final inspection, permit finalized