Bathroom Requirements for San Jose Restaurants

 San Jose,
no Comment.    Apr 18, 2017 | 3:56 pm

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a thriving, bustling hotbed of technology and industry. The perfect climate and ample opportunity for exciting technology-based careers makes San Jose an ideal spot for restaurateurs to open hip, trendy eateries. If you are planning to open a restaurant in San Jose, it is important […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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