Plan Review Schedule

Updated timetable for projects submitted on or after March 1, 2018


The extent of the review required to issue building permits for a project depends upon the project type, which is determined based on: project scope of work; project location; use or occupancy type of the structure; and environmental impact. The timetable listed below outlines the approximate plan review period for each project type.

Please be advised that expedited plan check reviews are not available at this time. We will continue to monitor this and provide updates when available.

 
Project Type Plan Review Schedule

Major Review Projects


  • New Mixed-Use Developments
  • New Multi-Family Developments
    (excludes 100% affordable housing)
  • New Single-Family Housing Tract Developments
  • New Commercial and Industrial Structures
    (>100,000 square feet)
33 business days for the first review cycle, and 21 business days for each subsequent review cycle.

Major Review Project Revisions
(after permit issuance)

7 business days for each review cycle

Minor Review Projects


  • New Commercial and Industrial Structures or Additions (<100,000 square feet)
  • New Single-Family Dwellings (non-tract)
  • New 100% Affordable Housing Multi-Family Developments
23 business days for the first review cycle, and 12 business days for each subsequent review cycle.

Minor Review Project Revisions
(after permit issuance)

7 business days for each review cycle

Limited Review Projects


  • Single-Family Residential Additions
    (>750 square feet)
  • Second Story Residential Additions
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Commercial/Industrial On-Site Improvements
  • Commercial/Industrial Tenant Improvements Requiring Entitlement
17 business days for the first review cycle, and 12 business days for each subsequent review cycle.
Limited Review Project Revisions
(after permit issuance)
7 business days for each review cycle

Wireless Review Projects


  • Cell Tower Installations
  • Cell Tower Modifications
10 calendar days for each review cycle
Wireless Review Project Revisions
(after permit issuance)
7 business days for each review cycle

Standard Residential Projects


  • Single-Family Residential Single-Story Additions (<750 square feet)
  • Accessory Structures (unconditioned, non-dwelling)
  • Residential Interior Remodels
15 business days for the first review cycle, and 10 business days for each subsequent review cycle. Over-the-counter plan review is available at the City's Development Services Center by appointment, review the checklist. To make an appointment, call 510-494-4461.
Standard Residential Project Revisions Over-the-counter review is available at the City's Development Services Center without appointment for minor revisions during specified hours. Revisions not reviewed over-the-counter are 7 business days for each review cycle.

Standard Commercial Projects


  • Office Interior Tenant Improvements
    (<7,500 square feet)
  • Warehouse Interior Tenant Improvements
    (<5,000 square feet)
  • Retail Interior Tenant Improvements
    (<1,500 square feet)
  • Interior Tenant Improvements
    (<7,500 square feet and all others not specified above)
15 business days for the first review cycle, and 10 business days for each subsequent review cycle. Over-the-counter plan review is available by appointment at the City's Development Services Center for most projects, review the checklistTo make an appointment, call
510-494-4461.

Standard Commercial Project Revisions Over-the-counter review is available at the City's Development Services Center without appointment for minor revisions during specified hours. Revisions not reviewed over-the-counter are 7 business days for each review cycle.