Construction Documents

Before we can turn your pre-application record into building permit record, a complete set of construction documents is required (also knows as a "complete submittal"). To determine what a complete submittal is for your project you can discuss your project with a Permit Technician. To get the most out of this conversation bring a completed site plan and have a good understanding of what you are proposing to build.

“Construction documents” are forms and design documents required for building permit issuance. Each proposed development will require different construction documents based on the scope of the proposal and the location being developed. For example, a new commercial facility built in the flood zone will require more construction documents than an interior remodel of an existing residence.

Forms are a type of construction document that is provided by the County. Most forms may be completed by the applicant, but some must be completed by a licensed contractor or licensed design professional. Below is a list of forms that could be required for your project. They are roughly organized from most common to least common. Review each form below to see if it will be required for your project (download link is included).

All projects that require a permit will require a building application.

What is the purpose of the building application? The purpose of the building application is to document the applicant’s scope of work.

Who can complete the building application? The applicant may complete the building application.

Download the Building Application

Design documents are a type of construction document that is NOT provided by the County. Some design documents may be completed by the applicant and others must be created by a design professional. Below is a list of design documents that could be required for your project. They are roughly organized from most common to least common. Review each design document below to see if it will be required for your project.

If either of the below statements are true for your project, you will need a site plan.

  • I'm permitting a structure that is new, existing, or an addition.
  • I’m permitting a new or existing generator, ground mount PV system, propane tank, water tank, or similar.

What is a site plan? A site plan shows to scale the size and location of new construction and existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the established street grades, and the proposed finished grades in accordance with an accurate boundary line survey (CBC §107.2.6). Additionally, and if applicable, the site plan shall show flood hazard areas, floodways, design flood elevations, streamside management areas, vegetation management area, hydrant locations, firetruck turnarounds, and firewater tanks. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show construction to be demolished and the location and size of existing structures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot. 

Who can create a site plan? A site plan may be created by the applicant. A registered design professional is required for commercial development. Please follow the Site Plan Checklist.

Other

This is not an exhaustive list of construction documents. Other forms, calculations, and/or designs may be required depending on the scope of your development. You will be notified by staff if more documents are required for your building application.