Plan Check

City Planners and Plan Examiners review plans submitted with a building permit application and may request design changes to comply with City regulations and building codes.  The time required for a plan check depends on the size and complexity of the project.  


Before submitting plans, ensure the use, size, height, and location of the building on the development site conforms to the City's Zoning Code.  Contact the Planning Division for more information regarding property zoning.


A complete set of plans must include:

  • plot plan,Building Permit Plan Check
  • foundation plan,
  • floor plan,
  • elevations (front, rear, and side views),
  • cross section (floor, wall, and roof),
  • details of critical connections,
  • construction details and material specifications, and
  • energy/insulation requirements.


Building Plan Review projected cycle times


The City also offers Expedited Plan Check Review.  

  • Applicant can use one of the City's approved outside consulting firms to review plans.  
  • Fees and time frames for outside plan review are negotiated directly with the consulting firm.  
  • The City will charge an additional Plan Check fee of $229 per hour, plus the regular Plan Check fee.  Both fees will be required at time of permit issuance.


Review the External Links below for firms that provide plan check services.


If you have any questions regarding the Plan Check Process, please Contact Us.



External Links

Bureau Veritas

Esgil Corporation

4Leaf Inc.

Interwest Consulting Group

McKennykrug, Inc

Youngdahl Consulting Group, LLC



This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/5/2015