Permit Review Times

Building Safety is committed to providing timely plan review turn-around. See the table below for recent turn-around times and projections.

Number of Workdays to Review Plan Submissions
 Quarter in
Which
Review
Completed
Residential
Expedited
Commercial
Tenant
Fit-Outs
New Homes,
Additions &
Remodels
Gas Risers,
Solar Panels,
Decks, Generators
 Current
Projections
15 workdays10 workdays20 workdays
Jul - Sep 2020
12
14
15
Apr - Jun 2020
10
9
7
Jan - Mar 2020
18
8
19
Oct - Dec 2019
15
6
17
Jul - Sep 2019
20
10
22
Apr - Jun 2019
23
7
28
Jan - Mar 2019
15
8
37
Oct - Dec 2018159
20
Jul - Sep 201812619
Apr - Jun 201812717
Jan - Mar 201812819

Notes:

  • Reported plan-review times are for Development Services (Zoning and Building Safety). Grading-plan-review times are not included.
  • Reported plan-review times are based on 90th percentiles. Extreme outliers due to unusual circumstances are statistically removed from the results.
  • Projections are based on past performance and current-month staffing expectations.
  • Simple commercial tenant fit-outs in existing established locations are eligible for expedited review. Projects involving building shell alterations, significant structural work, or site-plan review are not eligible.