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Plan Submittal

Effective January 1, 2014:  the City of Visalia will adopt the 2013 California Building Code.  Plans submitted now through December 31, 2013 will remain under the current 2010 California Building Code requirementsAll plans submitted after January 1, 2014 will fall under the new 2013 California Building Code requirements.

Effective January 1, 2014:  
Residential plan submittals will require 5 sets of plans with the application.  Please see the attached notice:  PlanSubmittalNotice.pdf


A complete plan submittal will expedite the plan check process. Application completeness and preliminary review will be conducted within a few days of the application date. If the preliminary review indicates that more information is required, application and plans will be returned along with a checklist of items that must be included in your submittal package.

Below is a checklist of items to assist applicants in determining the adequacy of their submittal package:

Commercial:

  • Permit Application, Pay Plan Check Fees (non-refundable), Site Plan Review Number
  • 5 Identical Sets of Plans and 2 Sets of Calculations are required
  • Stamped and "WET" ink signature of a State Licensed Architect or Engineer responsible for preparation
  • Construction and Demolition Application
  • Hazardous Materials Declaration 
  • Complete Site Plan
  • Landscaping and Irrigation Plans
  • Conditional Use Permit, Variances, or conditions of approval 
  • Complete Civil Plans
  • Occupancy Classification
  • Complete Floor Plan
  • Minimum of 4 Major Elevations
  • Complete Structural Plans to include Foundation, Floor, and Roof Framing and all Details
  • Structural Calculations, including Vertical and Lateral Design, based on current CBC
  • Two complete sets of Truss Calculations
  • One set of Calculations must have the "WET" Signature of the Design Engineer
  • Electrical Floor Plan
  • Fire Department Maintenance Plan
  • Mechanical Plan
  • Plumbing Plan
  • Complete CCR Energy Analysis (Title 24 Forms)
  • Complete Recycling & Reuse Pre-Plan

Residential:

  • Permit Application, Pay Plan Check Fees (non-refundable) 
  • 3 Identical Sets of Plans and 2 Sets of Calculations are required
  • Correct owner's name, project street number, direction, street and suffix:  phone number must be on plans
  • Construction and Demolition Application
  • Complete Site Plan
  • Complete Floor Plan
  • Minimum of 4 Major Elevations
  • Complete Foundation Plan
  • Roof Plan
  • Complete Set of Truss Calculations
  • Structural Analysis of Non-Conventional Buildings (if applicable)
  • Complete Detail Plan Sheet
  • Electrical Floor Plan
  • Mechanical Plan
  • Complete CCR Energy Analysis (Title 24 Forms)
  • Complete Recycling & Reuse Pre-Plan

Master Plan Policy - 02-2006 - effective September 19, 2006:  

  • Maximum of (4) non-structural internal changes are permitted on each standard plan
  • Increase or additional square footage to approved plan is not allowed
  • Maximum of (3) roof line changes or variations
  • Maximum of (3) cosmetic elevation non-structural changes or variations
  • Maximum of (2) garage variations (example 2 or 3 car)
  • Patio options are permitted
  • Options with a change of habitable square footage (increase or decrease) is not allowed
  • Options with a change of habitable square footage (increase or decrease) will require a separate plan submittal
  • Complete standard and reverse plans are required (if right and left orientations are options)
  • Matrix on cover sheet identifying all options, referencing sheet numbers
  • Commercial projects, Motels, or R2 (residential) are NOT allowed to be master
  • More than two (2) submittals need to be by appointment only - Monday through Wednesday during regular business hours. Please call (559) 713-4444.


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