Custom Residences

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​​​​​​​​​Custom homes are built for a specific site and are not intended to be used at multiple locations. The plans are reviewed for compliance with building codes, zoning ordinance, grading and drainage requirements and any other applicable requirements. The following outlines the custom plan review process:

1. The customer submits proposed building plans to the residential permit counter using the Residential Plan Submittal Plan Review Checklist (PDF), along with a completed Construction Permit / Plan Review Application (PDF). All submittals must include two sets of plans and calculations and a plot plan showing the lot and orientation of the house on the lot. Staff reviews the submittal for completeness and, if complete, will collect the review fees. If the plans are incomplete the customer must provide additional information and return the submittal for review.


2. Staff reviews the plans for compliance with adopted city codes, design review requirements and any approved site plan conditions of approval. If corrections are required staff will contact the customer to pick up the plans, make corrections and re-submit them for review. When the plans are approved the customer will be notified that the plans are ready for issuance of a building permit.


3. The customer pays the permit fees and the building permit is issued. 

(Note: Grading and drainage or hill​side permits, if required, must be obtained before issuance of the building permit.)

Sprinkler Requirements

The Brett Tarver ordinance for retroactive sprinklers addresses single-family homes with the following requirements. Both one and two must apply to require retroactive sprinklers in an existing home. All spaces under a roof or with living areas above them should be considered in the square footage calculation for before and after additions. For more details visit the fire sprinkler ordinance​ page.

Fire Flow

  • Fire Prevention does not require fire flow for existing buildings. 
  • Fire Prevention will enforce fire flows for Hillside Development, new builds or renovations of existing structures that demolish back to the pad and start new.  
  • Fire hydrant flow tests are not required for projects larger than 3,000 square feet.