Commercial Express Permits
Building and Permit Services currently offers an express permit application review program for tenant infill / tenant improvement projects that meet prespecified qualifications. 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. During your scheduled review time, plans examiners from various disciplines will review the individual code requirements of their respective fields. If needed, staff will call you to discuss any necessary revisions to the plan set to bring designs into full code compliance.
Commercial Express Permit Hours
Projects are considered for Commercial Express Permit (CEP) review on Monday and Wednesday. 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. If the plans are stamped by a design professional, they must be available by phone during the entire scheduled review time. Otherwise, the person authorized by the owner to make modifications to the plans/ design must be available by phone.
Apply through eBuild
Applications for Express Permits must be submitted through eBuild. You will upload a completed application, drawings and then will choose an available review time. Available review times are 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Once your application has been submitted, staff will conduct a completeness review for your project to verify your project qualifies for the Express Permit program and that you have submitted a complete package (Commercial Express Checklist). After the completeness review is done, you will receive a notice advising you of next steps:
Option 1 - Notice of Accepted Application. This confirms that your application is complete and your scheduled review time is confirmed.
Option 2 - Notice of Incomplete Application. Your application packet is missing items that are required for review. If you receive this notice, your requested review time will be released and made available to other applicants. When you resubmit with all required items, you will have the opportunity to schedule a new review time.
Option 3 - Notice of Ineligibility for Express Permits. Your project does not qualify for the Express Permit Program. Your review time will be released and made available to other applicants. Your project will automatically be converted to regular plan review (no need to reapply).
After your application has been accepted, you will be able to submit changes to your project up until your scheduled review time.
To see if your project will qualify, see the Commercial Express Permit Qualification Guidelines.
If you have any questions about this process, our commercial plan review staff is available to help guide you through the process. We also have a document of frequently asked questions that you might find helpful. Staff can be reached at 541-682-5613 or via email.