Building Permit Applications are processed (not reviewed) “over-the-counter,” while you wait.
Plan review fees are due at the time of permit submittal. Fees are based on the actual cost of construction (estimates are acceptable at this time).
In many instances a licensed architect or design professional is required to prepare permit drawings. Please see criteria checklist (insert link here) to help assure the basic plan requirements are presented for submittal.
These are basic guidelines because every project, building site and tenant space is unique. Tenant Improvements are classified by complexity of the plans, occupancy type and previous use.
First and second plan reviews can take from 10 to 20 working days depending on the complexity of the plans, occupancy type and previous use (if applicable)
Third and subsequent review times are less and vary based on the changes made to the plan set.
Inspections are required and can typically be requested as early as the next working day
Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is required for all projects.
Investigative Inspection for C of O (available for small tenant improvements) is typically completed within a week of submitting your application.
With approved and issued permits, code allows the use of temporary banners (i.e. “coming soon,” “now open,” etc.) as well as permanent wall and monument signage. Always check with your landlord/property manager for any requirements exclusive to the development, such as a Master Sign Criteria which may be active for the commercial development. Sometimes the property may have inherently stricter sign regulations than what is prescribed in the Oro Valley Zoning Code.