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Submit for Plan Check
Once you submit all of your required documents and building permit fees, our Building Services engineers will review your plans for compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
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Download the Request for Overtime Plan CheckDownload
Download the Request for Revision Plan CheckDownload
Plan check for new dwellings usually takes four to six weeks. However, plans with special engineering may take longer. Building Services will also submit your plans to the Fire Services Agency for review. Fire review takes one to ten days. You can decrease plan check time if you submit an overtime request along with relevant fees.
When you apply for your Building Permit, Zoning staff will review the plans submitted to ensure that all conditions of approval are satisfied and that the plans are consistent with Zoning regulations.
If we return your plans to you because we need you to make more changes, the Plan Check process will take longer. Please call us if you have plan check questions. You can also visit the Permit Center in person:
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 2114
Oakland, CA 94612