Permit Submittal Information

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Careful planning will save time during the Town plan review process.

To assure that buildings and structures are sufficiently designed to resist snow loads, the project must be structurally designed by an architect or engineer licensed/registered in the State of California.  Plans for new buildings and additions must be accompanied by a boundary and topographic survey, completed by appropriately licensed individual(s).  The Building Official may exempt minor projects from survey requirements.  

Please contact the Town Planning Division for questions regarding specific zoning requirements.  These may include, but not necessarily be limited to, setbacks from property lines, height limits and site coverage limits, land use, lighting, signage. 

Contact the Town Engineering Division for requirements regarding driveway slopes, center line profile, existing and finished grades, road and driveway transitions, drainage and storm water systems.

A Residential Permit Application Handbook is available for use in the design and submittal of residential project plans.  In addition, the individual forms included in the handbook can be located below and/or on web pages pertaining to Green Building and Wildland Urban Interface.  

When preparing plans, use the residential plan submittal checklist or the non-residential plan submittal checklist, which includes plan documentation requirements,  to assure that the plan submittal documentation is complete.  The check list identifies the number and type of submittal documents that are required and identifies the minimum scale and types of plans that are required. 

For residential and non-residential permits involving structural changes, new buildings, additions and alterations, plans must be submitted to the Town for review.  An applicant must complete a residential permit request form or a non-residential permit request form for the project.  The completed form is given to a public service technician who will use the information to assure that the application and submittal materials are complete.  

When plans are required as defined above, the plans must be reviewed and approved by various Town divisions, departments and outside agencies before permits are issued.  A complete application and plan submittal package is required so this process is not delayed.  The plans will be routed to all Town Divisions to obtain their approval or a list of their conditions, which will be attached to the correction list generated by the Building Division. 

Following plan review by the Town, the plans will either be approved or corrections will be requested.  If the plans are approved, permits will be made ready to issue.  If corrections are requested, a list of correction items will be made available to the permit applicant.  The applicant must then revise and return the plans for review.  Please include an itemized list which states how and where each comment has been addressed.  This may also be accomplished by noting the same information in the margin of the plan check correction list and returning this with the returned plans.  If revised pages of plans are provided, please replace and re-assemble plan sets and return the original plan sheets which may have notations made by plan checker.  If the Planning Division or the Engineering Division has comments which require revision(s) to plans, remember to revise their set of plans as well.

A plan check is valid for 180 days from the date of submittal.  A one time 180 day extension is available.  If a permit is not issued within these time periods, the plan check will expire, requiring that new plan review fees are paid.  The project will also have to meet any new codes that were adopted since the initial application.

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