Commercial plans are reviewed for compliance with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
Notice to applicant:
- A summary of the C of O standards have been included in the "Commercial Construction Information Guide". Please review this guide and return a signed "Applicant Document" acknowledging the instructions have been read.
- It is the applicant / owner’s responsibility to ensure all private rules and regulations of the subdivision are adhered to. Contact your HOA or property management to determine applicable requirements.
- Plans are required to be designed by an Arizona Registrant(signed, dated and sealed) with associated calculations and manuals.
- Scale should be appropriate for clarity, but no less than ¼” scale and twelve point font
- The subject property must have an approved Development Plan and Architectural approval. Include related case numbers for the plans approved through the Planning Division.
Use the "Apply for a Permit" instruction tab and provide the following information:
- Plan index, Building Code edition, project title, project address, plan preparer and owner info
- Code summary according to the IBC 2018
- List any Special Inspection required by the codes or the design professional
- Location map of the project
- Include: Height, area calcs, exiting, number of require plumbing fixtures
Deferred Submittals and Revisions
- Note on cover sheet all items to be deferred: The “Deferred Items” shall be submitted for review to the Town of Oro Valley as a deferred submittal.
- Do not install items that have been submitted as a revision or are listed as a deferred submittal until the plans for those items have been reviewed and approved by the Town.
- Proposed plan revisions or deferred submittals should be submitted as soon as possible.
- Be aware that reviews may take between 10-20 business days to complete.
- A new permit application describing the purpose of the revision is required to be submitted with all revisions or deferred submittals.
- A sealed soils report is required for every site. Report must relate to foundation design.
- If report is over 1 year old, provide statement from the engineer that conditions have not changed.
- Provide design for site walls proposed with this permit.
- Engineering required for walls over 6’ in height (measured from top of footing).
- Engineering required if over 4’, measured from bottom of footing, or any wall height with applied surcharge loads (e.g.driveways, slopes, etc.)
- Provide an architectural site plan showing the location of the proposed building.
- Exiting plans with fire and life safety requirements
- Exiting analysis with occupant load calculations
- Accessible route throughout building
- Accessibility compliance with ADDAG 2010 for all restrooms when required.
- Plan view of foundation dimensioned layout
- Details of footing size, reinforcement, anchors, hold downs
- Footing and wall schedule, details of reinforcement
- Plan view of structural components: beams, trusses, headers and connection details
- Size, spacing, species and grade of materials
- Show all sides of the building or structure fully dimensioned and labeled accordingly
- Show finished floor elevation, existing and proposed grade
- Label all exterior finishes with approved colors and or materials. Include roof (including flat sections).
- Show how the building drainage (gutters)are integrated into the building
- Show views and details of all structural members
- Label all framing members and provide connection details, including manufacture and model number of all framing connectors.
- Detail how all exterior mechanical units are screened from view. Include height of parapets or screen walls and height of HVAC units, vents or other rooftop units along with location and how everything is screened from view. A view shed analysis may be necessary due to location of building and surrounding properties.
- Plan view of layout of ductwork
- Equipment schedule; BTU rating, fuel source, location
- Combustion/relief air and exhaust ventilation sizes
- Demonstrate that rooftop equipment is fully screened (See section view comments)
- Review the Oro Valley Zoning Code section 25.1 for odor abatement requirements
Energy Conservation Code Compliance
- Plan view showing layout of fixtures, DWV, water/gas pipe
- Fixture schedule, gas/water pipe sizing calculation
- Plan view showing outlets, lights and circuits
- Panel schedule with circuits, over current ice and wire size
- Submit load calculations & service size
Outdoor Lighting Plan
- A calculation of code compliance shall include the following information submitted in table format:
- Size (acres) of property
- Lighting Zone from OVZCR 27.5.E.2
- Lighting Option used from table 27-5
- Allowed lumens (shielded & unshielded)
- Lumens used (shielded & unshielded)
- Luminaire Schedule:
- ID number or letter of each outdoor fixture
- Identify the fixtures as shielded, unshielded or recessed
- Mean lumens per fixture
- Quantity of each fixture
- Include fixtures that are exempt per code and label those fixtures with the code section allowing exemption.
- Include height of lights fixtures – Ensure compliance with the OVZCR 27.5.F.1 thru 5.
- Cut sheets of exterior fixtures
- Review OVZC 27.5 for all related code.
- Are they required by IBC? IFC? Are they deferred?
- If so, sealed plans and hydraulic calcs or deferred submittal statement on cover sheet and all applicable sheets.
- Note that backflow prevention is required on fire service lines per the fire code and the plumbing code.
- Drawings for fire suppression system
- Must be UL listed and meet requirements of IBC, IMC, and IFC
Special Inspection Agreement Form is required for certain items such as:
- Post-tensioned slab, Concrete >2500 psi,
- Slender Masonry, Field Welding, High Strength Bolts, other as specified by project engineer
Plan review is 20 business days for 1st and 2nd submittals. 3rd and subsequent review times are less and may vary based on the scope of changes made to the plan set.
Prior to issuance of the permit, the following documents must be submitted to the Town:
- Proof of sewer connections fees paid to Pima County may be required if applicable
- Valuation of project cost breakdown provided to the Building Official for review and approval
- Payment of all permit fees - staff will contact you when the fees have been determined
- Permits are issued electronically via e-mail
- The person responsible for the permit (applicant, contractor, etc.), must print one full size set of:
- Stamped approved construction plans
- Inspection card (white paper is acceptable)
- Supporting documents such as Calculations, Soils Reports, Special Inspector Reports, Energy Reports, etc.
- All of the above listed documents must be on the construction site in paper format and available for the building inspectors
***Failure to have printed copies of the items above on the job site may result in a failure of inspections.