How many sets of plans do I need to submit for plan checks?

The total number of copies to be submitted vary depending on the type of project. Generally, plans must include the following drawings:

  • Architectural
  • Electrical
  • Energy
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Structural

Project Approval Stamped / Signed

These plans are to be stamped and wet signed by the design professional(s) responsible for the project. Some minor types of projects may not require an Architect or Engineer in the design. If not sure contact the Building and Safety Department at 626-579-6540.

Commercial & Residential Requirements

For new commercial, residential and new additions to commercial and residential three full set of plans are required for building plan check. Once plans are approved, the City will keep first set, 2nd set will go to the owner or contractors, while the 3rd set will be routed to the Tax Assessor Office.

Commercial Tenant Improvements & Residential Interior Remodels

For commercial tenant improvements and residential interior remodels, two sets of plans will be needed for submittal, other agencies may require plans depending on the scope of work.

More Information

For additional information on the plan check submittal process, please refer to the Building and Safety Division Routing Process for Plan Check Submittal handout form that is available at the City Hall.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Who may obtain a Building Permit?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What is the process for a plan submittal and review?
5. What Agencies or Departments will need to review my plans?
6. How many sets of plans do I need to submit for plan checks?
7. How long is a plan check and permit good for?