Building Pre-submittal Meetings: Pre-submittal meetings are recommended for anyone who is undertaking a major building project.
During the pre-submittal meeting, you can explain the specifics of your proposed project to the Community Development permit coordinator, building plans reviewers and other review staff.
In turn, they can provide feedback on whether your project appears to face any stumbling blocks, verify the permits and approvals you need to obtain and provide information on the likely turnaround time for review of your project plans.
Requirements for a Pre-Submittal Meeting
You will need to have the following information with you during your meeting:
- Project Address
- A detailed scope of work
- Name and contact information
- Any required prior approvals and sign-offs
To schedule a presubmittal meeting
with the building department, contact a Community Development Permit Coordinator
Engineering Review Requirement Thresholds:
The Engineering Department must review permit applications that meet certain thresholds. If these thresholds are met, applicants MUST schedule a pre-submittal sufficiency review meeting
with a Development Engineer.
The thresholds for Engineering Department review of permit applications are:
- The project will increase impervious area (this includes adding hard surface patios, increasing the footprint of the house, etc.)
- The project will disturb >200 SF of land (this includes grading, even if a structure or hard surface is not added)
- Impervious area will be “scraped and replaced”
- Snowmelt is added or repaired
Review the Complete Engineering Review Thresholds and Requirements
Engineering Sufficiency Review Meetings:
If your project requires an Engineering sufficiency review meeting
, complete the sufficiency checklist
and supporting documents prior to this meeting, as they will be reviewed during the meeting.
If the Engineering review thresholds are met, the Development Engineer’s signature on the sufficiency checklist
is required to submit a permit application.
To schedule a sufficiency review meeting with Engineering
, contact the Engineering Intake staff at: