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Plan review, permit and inspection update

  • Plan review:  Electronic plans and paper plans submitted prior to March 27, 2020, will continue to be reviewed. Paper plans submitted after March 27, 2020, will not be processed until the Stay at Home order is lifted. For the quickest review, submit plans online.

  • Inspections and permits:  Online permits will continue to be issued. No paper permit applications will be processed until the Stay at Home order is lifted.

    Inspections to critical sectors exempt from the Stay at Home order will continue. These include residential and non-residential building construction.


What you need to know:

Plumbing plans, specifications and a fee must be submitted for modification or installation of all plumbing systems that serve the public or that serve a considerable number of persons. Some of these facilities include but are not limited to restaurants, resorts, hotels, vacation home rentals, grocery stores, department stores, offices, warehouses, shops, churches, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and housings with five units or more, such as apartments and condominiums (excluding townhomes built to the International Residential Code (IRC) with individual water and sewer services to each dwelling unit).

Some cities have plan review agreements with our agency to review plans. However, there are some projects that still require state review. Learn more about plan review agreements.

Plan review includes all interior plumbing, building sewer and water service connections within the property lines and storm water drainage systems. A few of the items we review include adequate pipe sizing, proper pipe connections, approved pipe material, fixture specifications and backflow prevention devices. Our agency must give you complete plan approval before installation of any portion of your plumbing system may begin.

Details about projects considered "minor remodels."

 

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