Permitting 104

 Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 8:24 pm


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:  Footprint - square footage of floor area in project. Codes Summary - What code publications and editions are used in the design. Scope…

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Permitting 103

 Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 8:23 pm


Permitting 103: Building Code There are three prominent model code organizations in the United States:  The BOCA National Building Code Located in the northeastern United States, published by Building Officials and Code Administrators International.  The Standard Building Code Located in the southeastern United States published by the Southern Building Code Conference International The International Building Codes published by the International Conference of Building Officials in the Western United States. The exemptions listed here only apply to those states using the 2000 International Building Code. The following list of activities have been exempted  from the building permit process by Section 106.2 and Section 503.4.8 of the 1997 Uniform Building Code:  1. Fencing not over 6 feet high. 2. One story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses - provided the floor area does not exceed 120 sq. ft. 3. Movable cases, counters, partitions, and office…

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Permitting 102

 Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 8:11 pm


Permitting 102: Do I Need A Permit? We are often asked if specific construction projects require a building permit.  These projects always require a building permit:  Structural Demolition Installation Construction Erection Enlargement Alteration Removing Moving Repair Improving Converting In any building, structure, and/or any of the following items:  Storage Racks Fire protection sprinkler systems Walls or temporary partitions over 5' 9" high Fences over 6' 0" high Platforms, walks, or drives more than 30" above grade Metal shelving over 8' 0" high Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and moving walks Re-roofing Excavations or fills in excess of 50 cubic yards, towers, or fuel islands Awnings, canopies, or tents over 200 sq. ft. Foundations Retaining walls over 48" high Change of building use or occupancy Signs (site specific regulations) Temporary buildings or structures Please check with your local agency. There may be exceptions to these guidelines!  Permitting 101 Permitting 103 Permitting 104 Free…

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Permitting 101

 Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 8:10 pm


Permitting 101: Permit Basics Applying for a building permit does not have to be a frustrating process.  It's amazing how things can change when you educate yourself about the permit process and can walk into the building department with confidence that you are prepared for a submittal.  Here are ten ways for getting building permits through fast and efficiently.  1. Being cooperative 2. Being courteous 3. Asking the right questions 4. Early agency contact 5. Using the pre-submittal process 6. Contents of a detailed cover sheet 7. Staying in touch with reviewers 8. Handling information requests 9. Educating yourself on the building permit process 10. Official stamping of submittals 11. Let Permit Place check your submittals prior to going to the jurisdiction    Permitting 102 Permitting 103 Permitting 104 Free Project Analysis

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Permit Information

 Permit Blog, Permit Planning, Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 7:59 pm


Permit Information Do I need a building permit?  How do I get a building pemit?  What are the permit requirements?  How much does a permit cost?  How do I know if my project meets building code?  Where do I apply for a building permit?  How do I get a permit fast? If these are questions you are asking yourself, Permit Place has the answers.  Permit Place is not only one of the best consulting agencies for building permits, but we also aim to educate by providing public access to as much free permit information as possible. Follow the links below to discover a wealth of information about building codes, applying for a building permit, city and county contact information, and more. Building Department Database  Find contact information for building and safety or development services at your local jurisdiction. You can locate phone numbers, website addresses, fax numbers, and addresses for your city…

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Seattle Permit: Which Projects Need One

 Permit Blog, Permit Planning, Seattle,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 7:58 pm


If this is your first time going through the permit process in Seattle, you may be wondering if your project even needs a permit in the first place. Here are a few rules of thumb to determine whether your building project requires a Seattle permit, or whether the project is permissible without one. Projects which Require a Permit A general guideline for deciding whether a permit is necessary is this: if your project involves building a new structure such as a home or commercial building, or adding onto an existing building, you will most likely require a permit. Additionally, any projects which require major electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing or demolition of an existing building. Some common projects which require a building permit in the City of Seattle include, but are not limited to: New construction Alteration or remodeling Demolition of a building or structures A change of use or occupancyon…

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What is the Seattle Permit Process Like?

 Permit Planning, Permit Tips, Seattle,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 7:56 pm


Before beginning a construction or home improvement project in Seattle, it is essential that you first obtain a permit. This brief overview of the Seattle permit process will walk you through the necessary steps you will need to take in order to secure your building permit. Permits Issued by City of Seattle As you begin planning your project, you will need to understand the various types of permits that are issued by the City of Seattle, and know which type is required for the work you intend to do. Some common permits issued by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections include: Construction Permit- Addition or Alteration- This permit covers a remodel to your building, as well as any rooms or floors that are being added onto an existing building, including new structures that are an accessory to an existing house (backyard cottages, etc.) Construction Permit- New Building, Single-Family Residential…

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Can I Make Changes to a Permit?

 Permit Blog, Permit Tips,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 7:55 pm


Congratulations! You have successfully undergone the Seattle building permit process, and your plans have been approved. But…wait a second. You just realized you need to make a change to your plan, which means your permit needs to be changed too. Is this possible? It all depends on how substantial the changes are, really. When you make changes to work that has already been approved by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections, it is crucial that you first get approval for the changes before going forward. A building inspector will let you know whether the changes require revision of your approved plans. Building permit revisions allow you to submit changes in your plan to a permit that has already been issued. Revisions fall into two categories: major and minor. Major revisions will require you to apply for a whole new permit. Some examples of major revisions include, but are not…

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How Do I Get a Permit in Seattle?

 Permit Tips, Seattle,
no Comment.    Feb 17, 2017 | 7:52 pm


The permitting process set forth by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections is pretty straightforward, but determining which permit or permits you need to apply for, or whether you even need a permit at all, can sometimes be tricky. Here is a comprehensive overview of the permit application process in Seattle to help guide you along the way when you need a permit in Seattle. Step 1: Plan your Project Before applying for any permits, it is important that you plan out the entire scope of your project so that you know exactly what it entails and the steps you will have to take to complete it. You should then research which permits are necessary for each part of the project, so you won’t be caught off-guard. Once your research is complete and you know which permit or permits you need, you may begin the application process. Step 2:…

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Parking Requirements for San Diego Restaurants

 Parking Permits, San Diego,  
no Comment.    Jan 03, 2017 | 9:21 am


Opening a restaurant can be challenging. In San Diego CA, parking requirements for various types of businesses can be difficult to understand, and this is only one of many things likely on your plate as a business owner. Thankfully, Permit Place’s San Diego location is staffed with experts who are up-to-speed on local laws and regulations. With their competence, knowledgeability and value for quality customer service, Permit Place can help you understand San Diego parking requirements — read on to learn more about city requirements and how Permit Place can help your business. Parking regulations are put in place by the City of San Diego to ensure that demand for parking spaces doesn’t exceed the number of parking spaces available in a particular area. Different cities base their parking requirements off of a number of different factors, including square footage, the number of chairs in your indoor and outdoor dining…

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