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Permitting 104: More Advanced Tips

Most jurisdictions have very different requirements for residential versus commercial permitting.  You MUST check with your local jurisdiction in our jurisdiction database for the type of work you intend to complete.

In commercial applications the following documents must be provided by the project applicant in two or more stapled sets to the permitting agency to obtain a building permit.

The submitted documents must meet the requirements for stamping and sealing of professional consultants in the state where your project is being built.

Providing a well developed cover sheet for your drawings with certain basic elements is usually the first step for getting a building permit application accepted.

This is a partial list of required items that should be on a cover sheet:

Nationwide Building Permit Footprint - square footage of floor area in project.
Nationwide Building Permit Codes Summary - What code publications and editions are used in the design.
Nationwide Building Permit Scope of work.
Nationwide Building Permit Legal description or tax parcel number.
Nationwide Building Permit Location of work clearly defined.
Nationwide Building Permit Index of drawings.
Nationwide Building Permit Allowable height.
Nationwide Building Permit Allowable area.
Nationwide Building Permit Building occupancy group.
Nationwide Building Permit Building construction type.

Other submittal information:

Nationwide Building Permit Name, phone number, and address of the applicant.
Nationwide Building Permit Construction valuation - to determine building permit fees.
Nationwide Building Permit Floor plan with egress routes and work area highlighted.
Nationwide Building Permit Dimensioned to scale design drawings, sections, plans, and elevations.
Nationwide Building Permit Stamped structural drawings.
Nationwide Building Permit Stamped engineering calculations.
Nationwide Building Permit Civil drawings including landscape plans and site drainage information.
Nationwide Building Permit Demolition plans if required.
Nationwide Building Permit Erosion and dust control processes.
Nationwide Building Permit Asbestos information on demolition and remodels.
Nationwide Building Permit Stamped fire protection drawings.
Nationwide Building Permit Stamped construction specifications.
Nationwide Building Permit Plumbing and mechanical drawings.

Other common approvals:

Nationwide Building Permit 1. Environmental Checklist (some projects are exempt)
Nationwide Building Permit 2. Critical areas and resource lands data.
Nationwide Building Permit 3. Energy code requirements.
Nationwide Building Permit 4. Sewer and water availability
Nationwide Building Permit 5. Health Department approval.
Nationwide Building Permit 6. State Electrical approval.
Nationwide Building Permit 7. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
Nationwide Building Permit 8. Soil investigation reports.
Nationwide Building Permit 9. Other documents may be required in special cases.

The building official may require plans, computations and specifications to be prepared and designed by an engineer or architect licensed by the state where the work is being performed.

The building official may also waive the submission of plans, calculations, construction inspection requirements and other data in some cases.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 19:20