Voluntary Presubmittal Meetings:
If you are applying for a landscape/grading, encroachment or ROW permit
that is “stand alone” – that is, a permit that is NOT connected to a
you are not required
to have a presubmittal meeting with the Engineering Department unless staff specifically requests such a meeting.
- However, the ROW Manager does encourage you to hold a pre-construction meeting as part of the permit approval process to understand impacts and identify additional permits that may be required.
- If you have questions or concerns about your project, however, you can
also voluntarily request a presubmittal meeting by contacting the
Mandatory Presubmittal Meeting and Approval:
If you are applying for landscape/grading, encroachment or ROW permits tied to a Building Permit application,
you may be required
to attend a presubmittal meeting and pass a presubmittal sufficiency review.
If these thresholds are met, applicants MUST schedule a pre-submittal sufficiency review meeting with a Development Engineer.
The thresholds for Engineering Department sufficiency 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
All thresholds for engineering review requirements
are listed on our Understand Permit Requirements Page.
If your project requires an Engineering sufficiency review meeting, complete
the sufficiency review 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
schedule a sufficiency review meeting
with Engineering, contact the department at: