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A building permit for new construction requires a printed plan and specifications for the structures shown on the plan. Obtaining a building permit starts with attaining a governmental agency’s approval for area zoning, property line setbacks, materials, and colors. Most cities require either the Home Owners Association’s (HOA) or the neighbors within a 300 foot radius of the site to view and approve the plans. If a HOA is not in place a mailing service accepted by the city must be retained to compile mailing information to complete the task. Most cities will not accept the homeowner or their agents to do this task. This process can take a month or longer.

After the planning department requirements are met and approved, the plans and specifications are submitted to the building department for verification that the proposed structure meets all of the Uniform Building Code requirements. New construction requirements may include a soils report prepared by a Soils Engineer and structural specifications prepared by a Structural Engineer. This process could take a few months. is not a contractor and does not design plans. Our service is representing the owner as their agent to the governmental agency to facilitate the process of obtaining any required permits efficiently. First we procure a complete Plot Plan showing the existing plot of land with existing structures, proposed structures, and the pertinent information required by the planning and building departments. We can obtain and coordinate building plans based on the owner’s ideas and sketches. also procures required professional engineers for their expertise, satisfies HOA or neighbor’s approval requirements, and can help the owner validate competing contractor’s reputation, bids, proposals, and contracts while going through the permit process. Contractors have difficulty scheduling jobs due to the unknown time it takes to obtain permits. This gives the owner the advantage of locating and negotiating with contractors when the project has a permit ready to issue. represents the owner until the building permit is ready for issuing. The owner then makes the decision to hire the appropriate contractors or they can do the construction themselves. has successfully obtained legal current building permits with final approval for work that was completed illegally without building permits.