Plan Submittal Requirements

Plan submittals do not require an appointment. Incomplete plans will not be accepted.

Plans that Require 4 Sets

Four sets of plans to include: (Signed by designer/architect and structural engineer when applicable. Plans need to be 24 inches by 36 inches minimum.)

  • Plot Plan/Site Plan (first sheet): Show the location of all structures on the property with accompanying measurements to property lines; show all easements and setbacks; include title block with parcel number and owner's name. In most cases, the site plan must be signed/stamped by a California Licensed Land Surveyor.
  • Foundation Plan: Show the dimensions and details of all foundation work including piers and reinforcing steel.
  • Floor Plan: Show all rooms, doors, windows, cabinets, plumbing, electrical and heating appliances and fixtures.
  • Elevations: Clearly delineate the exterior of the project to include doors, windows, roof and wall coverings, pad elevations and overall height.
  • Sections: Detailed sections shall indicate structural components, connections,
  • species and grade of framing members, etc.
  • Title 24/Energy Compliance Forms: CF and MF energy documents must be printed or sticky-backed on the construction plans. Additionally, insulation R- values and appliance efficiency
  • shall be indicated on the plans.

Plans that Require 2 Sets

Two sets of the following documentation: (When applicable)

  • Structural Calculations (signed and stamped by a Registered Civil Engineer).
  • Title 24 Energy Documentation.
  • Geotechnical/Soil Reports. (Required for all new buildings, 2nd floor and basement additions or any project with an unconventional foundation design and projects, including swimming pools, that require geological clearance from Public Works and/or are located in a geologically sensitive area).

The turn-around-time for plan review varies depending on construction activity during the year.

Generally, the initial plan review takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Some projects may be routed to a 3rd party plan checker.