In order to help local projects move forward faster and easier, the City’s Building & Permit Services is expanding their Commercial Express Permit Program (CEP) starting this month. The express permit program provides over-the-counter, same day permitting for certain commercial projects. Using a collaborative review process, customers can bring in their project application, work with plan reviewers at the Permit and Information Center, make any necessary changes to the plans in real-time to make sure designs fulfill code requirements, and leave with permits that same day.
In addition to tenant infill and tenant alterations, infills and alterations up to 10,000 square feet in size, additions up to 1,000 square feet, and qualifying medical and dental infills will now be eligible for express permitting. Commercial Express Permit plan review is available every Monday and Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Permit and Information Center, 99 W. 10th Ave. For more information on the program and the types of projects that qualify visit the website below or call 541-682-5613.