400-02
BUILDING PLAN REVIEW AND FINAL INSPECTION OF BUILDING PROJECTS

Department: PLANNING/BUILDING/PUBLIC WORKS

Effective Date:    8-11-93

Supersedes:    9-1-82

Staff Contact:    J. Hanson

Approved by:    Earl Clymer

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish procedure for timely review, final inspection and approval of plans for building construction projects.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

Planning/Building/Public Works Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau.

3.0 REFERENCES:

Not applicable.

4.0 POLICY:

Not applicable

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable.

6.0 PROCEDURE:

6.1    Building Permit Review Process:

6.1.1    Application is filed with the Development Services Division

6.1.2    Nine (9) sets of plans are routed to departments within two (2) working days. Each reviewer has the following number of days to review the proposal and return it to the Development Services Division. The review times run concurrently.

1.    3 Complete Sets(A/S/C/M/E/P/L)    Review time required

In Calendar Days

Fire Prevention    14 days

Fire plans then routed to Water     3 days

Planning    14 days

Building    14 days

Electrical(First set of plans returned)     3 days

2.    2 Architectural/Structural Sets

Energy and/or Mechanical    14 days

Structural    14 days

3.    4 Civil Sets

Transportation    14 days

Waste water    14 days

Surface water    14 days

Property Management    14 days

If due to the complexity of the issues the above time limits become unreasonable, an extension will be allowed upon written notification of the Development Services Director. Such notice shall include the reason for delays and establish a firm date (not to exceed seven (7) days) upon which the plans shall be reviewed and returned in their entirety.

6.1.3    If plans are approved, the permit is ready to be issued.

6.1.4    If plans are not approved, a letter is sent to the applicant outlining the necessary corrections. Once the applicant submits corrected plans to the Development Services Division, the nine (9) sets are again routed to the departments according to procedure described in Section 6.1.2 above.

Plans are returned to the Development Services Division after the allotted time either approved or with corrections. If corrections are necessary, a letter outlining such requirements is written. If approved, a permit is issued.

Revisions are given priority review depending on the extent of revisions that were required.

6.1.5    Individual plan review comments will not be released to the applicant until all plan review comments have been collected. This requirement can be waived if all A/S comments are back or all civil comments are back allowing the applicants architect or engineer to get started on revisions.

6.2    Occupancy Certificate Process:

6.2.1    Applicant asks for a final inspection ten (10) days prior to occupancy. A temporary certificate of occupancy may be requested.

6.2.2    Within one (1) day the Building Inspector distributes Occupancy Inspection forms to all related departments. Final comments are required from all departments at this time. Comments are to be thorough, complete, and understandable.

6.2.3    Forms are returned to the Inspector within seven (7) days. If approved, a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

6.2.4    If not approved, a letter is sent to the applicant outlining corrections or work to be done. A ninety (90) day Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be issued.

6.3    Efforts should be made at the department level to see that adequate personnel are available to review plans so that vacation, sick leave, etc., do not interrupt the flow of the plan review process.