Santa Maria, California Permits 4-Weeks Early

Kohl’s Saves 4 Weeks at its Santa Maria, CA Location

Permit Place recently completed a permit expediting project for Kohl’s Department Store in a 2,500-square-foot retail space in Santa Maria, California. Our team’s research and proactive efforts helped save this Kohl’s location a month on permit approvals. 


At the core of Permit Place’s strategy is a robust due diligence process. This approach starts with identifying key project contacts, understanding plan formatting and naming standards, and gaining a thorough knowledge of the fees, departments, building codes, and contractor prerequisites. 

Thanks to this upfront research, the Kohl’s project faced no real challenges or hurdles, paving the path for a straightforward review and approval process. 

Project Win

One of the most significant achievements our team accomplished was the reduction of the second plan check duration from the expected 6 weeks to just 4 weeks. 

Initially, the team estimated 22 weeks for full permit review and approval. Remarkably, the approval process was completed in 18 weeks, despite internal client team dynamics leading to a 7-week delay on plan revisions. 

The successful completion of the Kohl’s Department Store renovation project in Santa Maria is a testament to Permit Place’s expertise in permit expediting. By leveraging our thorough due diligence process and proactive strategies, the team overcame potential challenges and significantly reduced the timeline, ensuring client satisfaction and setting a new benchmark in permit expediting services.

How We Help

Due Diligence

  • Fee and timeline estimates
  • Answers to important questions
  • Research into potential issues

Document Collation

  • Collect required documentation
  • Review form accuracy
  • Compile complete submittal packets

Plan Submittal

  • Attend plan check meetings
  • Fill out all paperwork
  • Manage receipts and fee payments

Comments & Corrections

  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Coordinate revisions with stakeholders
  • Resubmit permit packets

Ready to Issue

  • Final fee calculations
  • Contractor consulting
  • Final ready-to-issue paperwork

Schedule Time To Talk

Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help make the permit approval process easier.