14 Oct Permitting
The construction documents are submitted to the city Planning and Building Departments for approval. If the project is an interior remodel then it will not be subject to Planning review and in some cities may obtain an over-the-counter permit. If exterior changes are required, the process could be quite lengthy. Once the drawings have been reviewed, the city will send the architect “plan check comments”. These are usually small revisions that need to be made to the drawings to be code compliant. Most projects have one round of comments, but some may incur a second round. Once all changes are accepted by the city, the permit is issued to the general contractor and construction can begin.