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How long does it take for a permit application to be approved?

Residential
Roofing/Siding/Water Heater Replacement/Furnace Replacement/Electrical Services/Subpanels/5 or less electrical fixtures can be issued over the counter (same day) provided all the information is submitted and it meets all the requirements.

Everything else besides the above mentioned must be reviewed by the proper Subcode Officials.  The plan review process can take up to 3-4 weeks depending on type of work and the workload of the office (by DCA regulations we have 20 working days to process a permit).  Please make sure that all information is submitted (applications, drawings, survey, etc.), and everything is filled out completely and accurately.  Missing information will cause delays in the plan review process.

If you are submitting permits for a new home or residential housing development you must set up a meeting with the Construction Official before submitting any permits to the office.  Requirements and applications will be given to you and discussed during the meeting.

Commercial 
All commercial jobs must go through the plan review process and get reviewed by the proper Subcode Officials.  The plan review process can take up to 3-4 weeks depending on type of work and the workload of the office (by DCA regulations we have 20 working days to process a permit).  Please make sure that all information is submitted (applications, drawings, survey, etc.), and everything is filled out completely and accurately.  Missing information will cause delays in the plan review process.

If you are submitting permits for a new building, addition, tenant fit-out, or renovations for a commercial job you must set up a meeting with the Construction Official before submitting any permits to the office.  Requirements and applications will be given to you and discussed during the meeting.

Updated 2/13/2012 11:47 AM
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