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Average Plan Review Times


For the fourth quarter 2020:

The review times listed in the table below apply to the initial submittal only. They do not reflect resubmittals. 

Plan Type Target Initial Review Times Current Initial Review Times (based on recent averages)

Major residential projects
Ex: New homes, additions 400 square feet or larger, landmark projects

4 weeks

4 weeks

Intermediate residential projects 
Ex: type approved submittals, additions of 400 square feet or smaller
2 weeks

2 weeks

Walk-through residential projects
Ex: Fences, interior renovations, egress windows, patios, decks, car ports, sheds, zoning-only review of solar systems
2 days

4 days

Major commercial projects
Ex: new commercial buildings, large additions, change of occupancy & projects with a valuation $1 million or more 
4 weeks

5 weeks

Intermediate commercial projects
Ex: small additions and projects with a valuation between $500,000 - $1 million
2 weeks

2 weeks

Fire logs
Ex: fire alarm and fire suppression
3 weeks

5 weeks

Zoning Code Interpretations, Use Determinations

3 weeks

4 weeks

Zoning Research Letters
Ex: Compliance, Bank, and Zone Lot Letters

4 weeks

5 weeks

Zoning Permits
Ex: Commercial Logged-In Zoning Permits

3 weeks

4 weeks

Zone Lot Amendments 3 weeks

3 weeks


The ability to estimate permitting timelines is an important factor in managing your project. While we strive to provide accurate estimates based on current averages, actual review times may vary by project.

 

Monthly CPD Performance Report

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Note: Because our in-person permitting services are paused due to COVID-19, we are unable to collect data on customer experience from our permit counter. As a result, we have temporarily removed the customer satisfaction metric from the scorecard. We are exploring new ways to capture that data and will report on it again soon.