Can I draw the plans myself?
Generally for personal construction projects, you can draw your own plans. However, we may require that a licensed engineer review these plans and stamp them prior to submission to ensure structural integrity.

All plans must be drawn to scale and should be no smaller than 1/4 inches = 1-foot. Plans must include all construction details, including but not limited to:
  • Electrical Layout
  • Window Size and Location
  • Doors
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Framing Detail
  • Beam Size
  • Engineering
If you have questions, please call for a consultation with one of our plan reviewers.

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. When is a building permit required?
3. What do building permits cost?
4. Can I draw the plans myself?
5. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
6. Can I get a permit for just the footing / foundation prior to getting a permit for the main structure?
7. What comes with the permit?
8. How do I schedule inspections?