If you are submitting a stand-alone permit
, you may do so by walking in to the Intake Counter for the Building Department during normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) Monday through Friday
Intake staff will review your application for completeness. If necessary, they will route it for review by additional technical staff. In some cases, intake staff may be able to immediately issue your permit.
If you are submitting a Building Permit application, you will need to schedule an intake meeting
with the Permit Coordinator. During the application submittal meeting, intake staff will review your application to determine if all required materials appear to be included. This is a completeness check to verify that the application is ready for technical review, not a compliance check.
As part of checking your application for completeness, staff will ask questions such as these:
- Are the essential documents, such as recorded plats, resolutions, deed restrictions, etc., included in the application?
- Do the blueprints include FAR calculations, landscape or drainage plans?
If your Building Permit application appears to be complete
, intake staff will accept your submission, and will add your application to the work queue of the technical review staff of all relevant review agencies.
If your application is incomplete
, it will not be accepted. Instead, intake staff will:
- Provide you with a written list of the additional materials you need to provide
- Return any incomplete paper application materials to you.
- In the case of a Building Permit, you must reschedule a resubmittal appointment after your application has been made complete.
If you change your project substantially after your application is submitted, you may need to file a change order.
Beginning in 2014, you will be able to apply for permits online