Residential Express Permits

Building and Permit Services currently offers over-the-counter permit application review program for specific residential projects. With your commitment of time and active participation in the review process, our goal is to be able to issue the permit on the same day! Plans examiners from various disciplines will meet individually with you to review the individual code requirements of their respective field. This provides the opportunity for discussion, clarification, and collaboration in order to make any necessary on - the - spot revisions to the plan set to bring designs into full code compliance.

Express Permit Hours
Projects are considered for Residential Express Permit (REP) review on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Depending on the project's scope of work involved, the process may take an hour or it may take several hours from start to finish. The person authorized by the owner to make modifications to the plans/design must be present.

The following projects are eligible for this program:
  • Interior remodel
  • First story additions under 500 square feet
  • Single-story detached accessory structures under 500 square feet
  • Garage conversions
  • Solar (both thermal and photovoltaic) which do not require engineering
  • Decks
The Residential Express Permit qualification guidelines will provide further information. To ensure you come prepared with all of the required submittal information, see the Residential Express Permit intake checklist.

If you have any questions about this process, our residential plan review staff looks forward to guiding you through the process. They can be reached via email or by phone at 541-682-5611.