a permit is required, it is necessary to provide at least three (3)
sets of plans to the building department for review. After the plans
are reviewed and approved, the applicant will get a set returned to
him/her which has a stamp of approval from the building department.
This approved set of plans must remain on the job site for the duration
of the project. These plans must be available to the inspector, or inspections
will not be performed. The second set of approved plans is retained
by the building department.
documents shall reflect all proposed work. Plans shall be clear enough
such that if you were to hand them to a complete stranger, he/she would
be able to construct the project as you intend.
commercial projects, as well as any construction that does not meet
the requirements for "Conventional Light-Frame Construction"
as specified in Chapter 23 of the California Building Code (CBC), must
be designed, and all plans and documents stamped, by a qualified architect
or engineer licensed by the State of California.