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Ag-Guide_FIN_upd_2020_v2

Agriculture Guide (Final, updated 2020)

Approved Special Inspectors & Firms

The downloadable list of approved special inspectors and firms for the Special Inspections Program (BLD-2035)

Electronic Plan Review Naming Conventions for Residential Construction Permits

Guide for residential project online permit submittal. What to name your files when submitting and uploading files for a commercial permit. (BLD-3045)

Electronic Plan Review Naming Conventions for Commercial Construction Permits

Guide for commercial project online permit submittal. What to name your files when submitting and uploading files for a commercial permit. (BLD-3046)

Building Project Checklist

A fillable checklist for building projects to assist with documents, process, and fees (BLD-3038)

CSS-Guidelines-for-RE-Permits-7-24-19

Guidelines for Online Renewable Energy Document Submission

Express Permit Guide

This is a guide for submitting express permits. The system is only available to California licensed contractors (BLD-2010)

General Notes for Structural Observation

This document has general notes for structural observation that must be attached to submitted building plans, as required by the Structural Observation Program (BLD-2036)

Height Certification

Land use permits or building permits may have building height restrictions that are addressed in this handout

Hoop Structure Guide

This guide explains the requirements for hoop structures that may be exempt from building permits (Document BLD-2003)

Minimum Construction Specifications

Minimum Construction Specifications General Notes on Plans

Non-Residential Energy Checklist

BCNR - Non-Residential Energy Code Checklist 2013

Photovoltaic Electric Systems (Solar)

This is a guide to requesting permits for a photovoltaic electric system permit, otherwise known as a solar permit (Document BLD-2006)

Photovoltaic Inspection Procedures

This is an inspection guide for photovoltaic system installers (Document BLD-2007)

Residential Permit Fees Guide

This is a tabular, 3-fold guide to residential permit fees (Document BLD-2005)

Shade Cloth Structure Guide

This guide clarifies the requirements for shade cloth structures that may be exempt from building permits (Document BLD-2002)

Slope Setbacks

A PDF handout describing acceptable slope setbacks per 2016 California Building Code (CBC) & 2016 California Residential Code (CRC) (BLD-2022)

Soils Report User Guide

Soils Report User Guide - BLD-2023, updated 6/24/2021

Special Inspection Program

This document explains the entire Special Inspections process, as well as clarifying the roles for everyone involved; all accompanying documents are listed on the Special Inspections page

Structural Observation Program

The Structural Observation Program fully outlines the uses and processes of structural observation on a project

Residential Construction Permit Submittal Requirements

This is the current checklist of the requirements for construction permit submittals (Document BLD-2001)

Washing Machine Greywater Sump

This guide details how to properly set up a greywater disposal system for washing machine effluent (BLD-2008)

Wildland and Urban Interface Plan Checklist

BW-Chapter 7A Wildland and Urban Interface Plan Checklist 2013

BLD-1031-09272022-Statement-Of-Special-Inspection-Agreement

PermitSLO

Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services

Preview of Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services (CSS Portal)

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