Retail Permit Approvals for Large Retailer Near Fresno, CA

A 6-Week Permitting Project Completed in Just 2 Weeks

When Kohl’s decided to undertake a renovation of a 2,500-square-foot retail space location in Hanford, near Fresno, CA, they entrusted the expertise of Permit Place to ensure a smooth and timely permit approval process.


The project posed multiple challenges. For one, the construction involved various permits, including: Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Signage, each with its unique specifications and requirements. Furthermore, there were numerous parties involved, including the Architect of Record (AOR), client representatives, and multiple city departments. Coordinating with each group while keeping the project on track was no small feat.

A critical component of our approach at Permit Place is our due diligence process. Our due diligence reports are designed to identify the key project contacts, discern major obstacles in the submittal process, and understand intricate details like plan formatting, naming standards, special seals required, fees, forms, submittal departments, building codes, contractor requirements, and more. This thorough discovery process ensures we’re fully prepared for any unforeseen issues and can address potential challenges proactively.

Project Win

Despite the complex nature of the project and the initial challenges faced, Permit Place celebrated a significant project win with 1st-round approvals. While we estimated a turnaround time of 4-6 weeks, our thorough due diligence and proactive coordination led to an approval in just 2 weeks.

Our success can be attributed to a well-orchestrated communication plan, ensuring seamless coordination between the AOR, AHJ, and all other parties involved.

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.