Featured Permitting Solutions

We recognize that our customers want their building projects to proceed quickly through the permitting process while reducing costs wherever possible. To achieve this goal, Planning and Development have a number of programs to assist customers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.

Every project is unique, but many fall into categories that enable us to streamline the permitting process, reduce timeframes or minimize requirements.

Please read the various program outlines below to see if your project would benefit from one of them.
Building Plans
  1. Fast Track
  2. Permit By Inspector
  3. Annual Facilities Permit
  4. Standard Plans

The Fast Track Program

The Fast Track option offers a more expedient review process for many simple projects which do not have any dominant zoning, environmental, drainage or floodplain concerns and can be processed the same day (while you wait or return to the office later the same day). If the project would have originally been Fast Track eligible, modifications may also be accepted with certain restrictions - please inquire with Customer Service staff. Please note that all upfront permitting fees are non-refundable.

Is my permit eligible for the Fast-Track option?

Residential Minor:

  • Electrical Service Upgrade / Service from 201 amps up to 400 amps

Residential Additions:

  • Patio Covers
  • Attached Golf Cart Garage
  • Attached Garage
  • Attached Carport
  • Covered Breezeway

Residential Accessories:

  • Propane or Water Tank 250 gallons or larger (above or underground)
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Mare Motel
  • Storage Structure
  • Ramada / Gazebo
  • Sea Container
  • Detached Garage
  • Detached Shade Structure
  • Barn

Residential Alterations:

  • Rewiring/Replumbing
  • Enclose Carport / Convert to Garage
  • Exterior Remodel
  • New HVAC with Duct Work

Residential Pools, Spas, Fences:

  • Custom, Standard Plan or Above Ground Pools and/or Spas (engineering can be accepted for these projects)
  • Block, Rail, Wood, Wrought Iron Fencing

Why would my project NOT be eligible for the Fast-Track process?

  • Engineered design and analysis is required – this does not apply to standard plan engineering
  • or engineering related to pre-fabricated products (e.g. Alumawood covers, Metals USA units, etc.).
  • Hillside property.
  • Floodplain, floodway, or washes that may be impacted by the planned construction.
  • Accessory or additions exceeding 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Structures with walls over 10 ft. in height
  • Involves electrical service greater than 400 amps.
  • Increasing the capacity of the onsite wastewater/septic system (if applicable).
  • Projects in which ownership or parcel changes are still in progress or cannot be readily verified.
  • Installing a fence on a vacant lot that does not have an assigned address.

What are the minimum submittal plan requirements?

  • 7 site plans and 3 sets of construction plans.
  • If the project involves a fence, include 4 fence details.

Special Note for properties on Septic: 

If the application involves increasing fixture count, usage, or capacity, the submittal must be routed to Environmental Services for a technical review and would not qualify for the Fast Track process.

Options: 

You have two options for submitting a Fast Track permit:

  • Prior to 4:00pm, you may wait in the lobby for the permit to be reviewed or return at a later time the same day
  • At or after 4:00pm, you may return at a later date to pick up your reviewed permit