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How Homeowners Can Expedite Their Permit Plan Revisions

As a homeowner, you may want to expedite the architectural permitting process to move your project forward more quickly. While the timeline is often subject to regulatory requirements and local procedures, there are steps you can take to help facilitate a smoother and faster permitting process:

Familiarize yourself with the local building codes and zoning regulations applicable to your property. Each municipality may have specific requirements, and being aware of them from the outset can prevent delays later in the process.

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Schedule a meeting or consultation with your local building department or planning office. Discuss your project with them before formally submitting your application. This can help you understand their specific requirements and expectations.

Some municipalities offer pre-application meetings where homeowners can discuss their projects with planning and building department staff. Use this opportunity to gain insights, address potential issues early, and clarify any uncertainties.

As your architect, we help you ensure that your permit application is complete and accurate. Incomplete or inaccurate submissions can lead to delays. Double-check all documentation, including site plans, architectural drawings, and any required supporting documents.

This is a big one! Check if your local building department accepts digital or electronic submissions. This can often expedite the review process, as it allows for faster document sharing and reduces paperwork. Some counties DO NOT, and will only take printed and stamped copies which can add 1-2 weeks for shipping and receiving.

Inquire about express or expedited services that may be available for an additional fee. Some jurisdictions offer expedited reviews for certain types of projects, which can significantly reduce the processing time.

If your plans receive comments or corrections from the building department, our team at LGS will address them promptly. Delays often occur when applicants take an extended time to respond to comments, so being proactive is crucial.

Remember, each locality has its own unique processes and requirements, so it's important to tailor your approach based on the specific regulations in your area. Always check with your local building department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


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