Submit Building Permits Electronically Throughout California With Service First Permits
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SFP has experience with the intricacies of various jurisdictions and the programs utilized for electronic submittals and permit tracking, including but not limited to:
CALIFORNIA BUILDING PERMITS
Your Guide to Online Building Permits in California
The diversity of California means that each region requires its own online building permit based on a number of factors. However, here are some general guidelines about electronic building permits in California.
Which Online Building Permits in California Are Available?
The electronic permit system in California offers a wide range of permit applications, including:
- Building Permits for Electrical Work
- Commercial Building Permits
- Concrete Building Permits
- Fence Permits
- Fire Permits
- Floodplain Development Permits
- Mechanical Permits
- Public Improvements
- Plumbing Permits
- Residential Permits
- Sign Permits
- Site Plans
Electronic Building Plan Review in California
Not only do contractors and residents have to complete an online building permit application, but they must supply all building plans and drawings in PDF form.
The Scout PDF reader used by the State’s permitting portal requires a certain type of file form and style to be uploaded to avoid delays in the process, such as:
- PDF format only.
- Plans must have the PTS # printed on them for final version.
- Plans must be landscape oriented and must be all on same sized sheets.
- Files shall be limited to 100MB. When uploading documents, if there are multiple files that make up your design documents, you must select consecutive volumes for each file being submitted.
- Flatten all drawing layers in your CAD program before creating the PDF.
How Long Do California ePermits Take?
Providing a complete review package at first submission will aid in a timely plan review process. Incomplete packages, including incomplete plan sets and missing information, reports or documents, will delay the review process. This may also cause added review cycles as well as additional plan review fees, if a fourth submittal becomes necessary.
The electronic building permits in California can take as little as one week if the package presented is done properly on the first submission.
Ensure You Receive an Approval on Your First Building Permit Submission
At Service First Permits, we expertly organize the documentation and prepare it for submission following the strict guidelines that the State of California have set out.
This means that we take the stress and work related to gathering, converting and applying for an ePermit in California off your hands, so you can focus on your project.
To begin, contact us for your free electronic permit consultation now.