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 (PDF) 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 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 hillside permits, if required, must be obtained before issuance of the building permit.)