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Contractors must show proof of:

• A Current Contractor’s License
• A Current Business Registration
• Workman’s Compensation Insurance
• Notarized Letter granting authority if agent for Contractor or Property Owner

Plans Required (Residential):

• All work for building permits must be shown on scaled plans (1/4 or 1/8 scale) on a minimum
   18”x24” sheets which include: Site Plan, Floor Plan, Structural Plans, and Architectural Elevations
   when required by planning, (exceptions can be made for very small projects such as walls or 
   interior improvements).
• Plans shall include project address, name, and telephone number of the owner and person
   responsible for the preparation of the plans.
• Plans must clearly communicate scope of all required setbacks from property lines. Exception,
   replacement windows, reroofs, and other minor repair work do not require plans.
• Electrical—Plans must show Panel Schedule, Load Calculations, Lighting Fixtures/Switches/Outlets
   location.
• Mechanical— Plans must show location of HVAC System, Single Line Duct Diagram giving sizes
   and supply and return locations.
• Plumbing—Plans must show fixture locations, Single Line Drawing showing DWV piping sizes.
• All new structures must submit a complete set of plans including: Architectural, Structural, Civil,
   Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural and Energy Calculations, Title 24. Partial plans will
   not be accepted.

Plans Required (Commercial):

• All work for building permits must be shown on scaled plans (1/4 or 1/8 scale) on a minimum
   18”x24” sheets which include: Site Plan, Floor Plan, Structural Plans, and Architectural Elevations 
   when required by planning, (exceptions can be made for very small projects such as walls or interior
   improvements).
• Plans shall include project address, name, and telephone number of the owner and person
   responsible for the preparation of the plans.
• Plans must clearly communicate scope of work proposed and show all required setbacks from
   property lines.
• Electrical—Plans must show all Electrical Work on a floor plan, Energy Calculations, panel
   Schedule, and Load Calculations.
• Mechanical—New or Replacement of A/C Condensing Units must be shown on a site plan. Show
   supply and return locations.
• Plumbing—Plans must show fixture locations. (Note: If adding or deleting plumbing fixtures a
   letter from the Las Virgenes Water District is required prior to permit).
• All new structures must submit a complete set of plans including: Architectural, Structural, Civil,
   Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural and Energy Calculations, Title 24. Partial plans will
   not be accepted.

Planning Approval:

• Planning approval must be obtained prior to submitting for plan check on all projects.


Plan Check (Building):

• All structural plans require plan check: This consists of: New Buildings, Additions, Retaining Walls,
   Patio Covers, Gazebos, Pools, Any Structural Alterations, and Tenant Improvements.
• Electrical—All new services over 400 amps, tenant improvements with sub-panels connecting to
   400 amps or larger and any Energy Alterations.
• Mechanical—All new Commercial Buildings, Residential and Tenant Improvements.
• Plumbing—All new Commercial Buildings, Residential Tracts, and Custom Homes.
• Plan Check fees must be paid prior to submitting into Plan Check.

Copies of Plans:

• Unreasonable Hardship Form will be required to be filled out and submitted to Building & Safety Department on all       Non-Residential additions or alterations.

Fees:

• Fees are based on valuation of the project. (Material and Labor)
• Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing are itemized.
• Any black and white copies are $0.25 per page, colored pages are $0.50.
• Copies of plans are $5.00 per page.


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