Step 1 - Property Research Research can help you find out which regulations apply to your project and location, which could save you money and time.
Research a Property | Property Research checklist (PDF)
Step 2 - Prepare an Application Packet (Times vary) Instructions are on each application. In most cases you'll need to gather required information, and prepare plans and drawings.
Step 3 - Submit a Complete Packet (1-2 hours)Bring packet and review fee to the County’s Building Development Center. Packet reviewed for completeness while you wait. If incomplete, we’ll tell you what’s missing.
County Building Development Center directions | Fees
Step 4 - Application Processing & On-Property Inspections (8-10 weeks*)Three different County departments get a copy of your application packet, and processes it independently of the other departments. Each department may conduct on-property inspections before or after permitting. You may be asked to provide additional reports, information, or to revise your plans based on County codes.