How long will it take to get a building permit once I submit my application and plans?

Various plans go through the review process with up to seven departments reviewing your application and plans. As a rule, we expect a residential permit (new construction, additions, and remodels) to receive an initial response letter or approval within five days. Commercial and multi-family (three or more units) typically receive an initial response letter or approval within 15 days. The potential factors that can create delays are numerous. The most common is failure to submit the required plans for a permit. Obtaining a permit in a timely manner depends heavily on the unique issues of your project, the quality of the submitted plans, and the responsiveness of your representative when the reviewer requests additional information or revisions. Permit Application Process Flowchart

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How do I apply for a permit?
3. How much does a building or a sign permit cost?
4. What is a plan review fee for a building permit?
5. How many sets of plans do I need to submit with my Application for Building Permit?
6. How long will it take to get a building permit once I submit my application and plans?
7. When can I pick up my building permit?
8. How long is my building permit valid?
9. What are the current building codes that apply to my construction projects?
10. When do I need to apply for a sign permit?
11. Do I need a sign permit just to do repairs to my sign?
12. Do I need a sign permit to simply reface my existing sign?
13. How much signage can I have on my property and what types of signs are allowed?
14. Can I change my sign from on-premises advertising to off-premises advertising?
15. I had a sign displayed and someone removed it – what happened?
16. What types of issues can Code Enforcement help me with?
17. A Code Enforcement Officer followed-up on my complaint about my neighbor’s property but they were not able to do anything about it – why not?
18. When does a property need to be mowed?
19. My neighbor has a lot of junk and trash on his property; what can be done about it?
20. How many vehicles are allowed on a property?
21. When mowing, does the entire property need to be done?
22. What are the regulations for removing a tree from my property?
23. Do I need a permit to trim a tree?
24. What is the purpose of landscape code requirements?