New Over the Counter Plan Review Services (OTC)

Starting in March 2023, we will offer appointments for our Over the Counter Plan Review Services. These new services will streamline smaller projects such as residential interior remodels, commercial tenant improvements, and revisions to approved projects. Our Over the Counter Plan Review Services also allow applicants to schedule a meeting to review projects for resubmittal or obtain clarification on comments to fast-track approvals.

What types of projects are eligible?

Eligible NEW projects:


  • Interior remodels not expanding the number of plumbing fixtures.
  • Like for like deck replacements (previous city approval or permitted)
  • Kitchen remodels with structural design *
  • Bathroom remodels with structural design *
  • Backup Generators
  • EV Chargers
  • Revision of existing approved plans.

* Like for like kitchen and bathrooms do not require plan check appointments but do require permits.


  • Small Tenant Improvements (No restaurants)
  • Minor Storefront changes within existing openings
  • HVAC changeouts under 400 lbs. (separate Planning Division approval may apply).
  • Signs with previous Planning Division approval
  • Awnings – Previous Planning Division approval is required; Awnings over the public sidewalk do not qualify for OTC.
  • Revision of approved plans.

Existing Projects under Review

For an existing project, you can schedule a follow-up meeting with the consultant that initially reviewed the project to ask additional questions or complete the Plan Review process.

Scheduling an Over the Counter Plan Review

Before scheduling a Plan Review, the applicant must have applied for a building permit and paid all Plan Review and/or Permit Fees before scheduling the appointment.  

Both in-person and virtual review options are available.

Our plan check services are provided by outside consultants, West Coast Consultants and True North Compliance.

Available appointment times:

West Coast Consultants                  Mondays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

True North Compliance                   Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm.