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Plan Check

City Planners and Plan Examiners review plans submitted with a building permit application, which may result in design changes to comply with City regulations and building codes.  The amount of time required for a plan check depends on the size and complexity of the project.  City Plan Checkers are available to answer questions regarding your building permit.


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 zoning of property.


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 35% of the full plan check fee and full permit fees at the time the permit is issued.


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


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



External Links

Bureau Veritas-North America Inc.

Esgil Corporation

4Leaf Inc.

Pacific Plan Review:  Oakdale, CA; (209) 848-1270

Interwest Consulting Group

NAFFA International

Precision Inspection Company


KC2A:  Orangevale, CA ; (916) 367-8518


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