A complete set of plans consists of the following mandatory items:
Must comply with Minimum Standard Site Plan, see CSS-019- Minimum Standard Site Plan Requirements, depicting such things as property lines, north arrow, all buildings or structures, setbacks to property lines and creeks, driveways, lot dimensions, drainage features, contour lines, septic system, well, fire safe standards requirements, etc.
Show dimensions, use of each room, windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, electrical and mechanical features.
Show dimensions, type of foundation, details of all footings (interior and exterior), fireplace supports, porches, patios, garage slabs, straps, tie downs, anchor bolts, retaining walls, crawl space access and ventilation.
Exterior views from each side (min. of 4 sides) showing and identifying all exterior building materials, windows, doors, roof pitch, existing and proposed grade, setbacks to all slopes steeper than 3:1 (hor:ver) stepped footing outline and appropriate details.
Show all floors, ceilings, roofs, stairs, walls, decks and porches. Identify the size and spacing of all framing members, locate all tie downs, connections and cross reference all applicable details. Dimension heights of floors, ceilings and roofs from grade.
At least one cross section through entire building from bottom of footing to top of roof structure. Identify all structural members and insulation. Include other sections as required for complex structures, fireplaces, and special framing details.
Structural details of all foundation, floor, wall, and roof construction. Include connections, support of beams, flashing and wood to earth separation details.
Plans must be signed by the designer. If the structure is commercial, non-wood framed, a residence higher than two stories, non-conventional construction (metal, concrete or masonry), or a residential project with more than four (4) dwellings on a single parcel, the plans must be signed by a licensed engineer or architect.
Detail for all existing and new disabled access represented on all commercial building plans. features shall be graphically
Other Items Which May be Required:
Title 24 Energy Calcs
All new construction and additions that increase conditioned floor space and volume require two (2) signed and stamped sets of Title 24 energy calculations.
Any non-conventional construction (metal, concrete, masonry or long spans) requires two (2) signed and stamped sets of structural calculations.
Two (2) signed and stamped sets are required for all new commercial structures, or if indicated in structural calculations, building plans, subdivision development plans or by site evaluation. A plan review letter from the geotechnical engineer, verifying that all geotechnical recommendations have been adhered to, may also be required.
Truss Calcs & Layout
Two (2) signed and stamped sets are required prior to underfloor inspection when engineered trusses are used. Trusses over 40 feet long require engineered design of supporting walls at initial plan check submittal.
When special inspection is required by CBC Section 1704, the architect or engineer of record shall prepare an inspection program which shall be submitted to the building official for approval prior to issuance of the building permit. (CBC Sec. 109).
Required if project is located within 100 year Flood Zone.
Required when adjacent to year round creek. Recommended distance is 2 1/2 time the depth of the creek plus 30 feet. See DRN-005 Waterway Setback Requirements.
Required if project meets the criteria established by the current California Building Code. See GRD-002 Grading Permit Questionnaire (PDF: 176 kB).
Conditions of Approval
All Planning Department “Conditions of Approval” shall be included on a separate sheet, or sheets, of blueprint plan sets to be submitted for building and grading permit applications.