PLAN REVIEWS AND APPROVALS
Whether the project is a homeowner building a garage or a developer constructing a high rise, the Planning and Building Department review projects for safety. Project plans are reviewed for compliance with applicable Federal, State and City codes, laws, and ordinances. This ensures value and safety for all projects. This includes checking zoning for restrictions on use, property line setbacks and height requirements.
Plans must be clear and drawn to scale in order to show code compliance. They may be prepared by the owner (residential only), architect, engineer, draftsperson or designer. A licensed California architect or engineer may be required to prepare plans.