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Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check

Get a pre-permit zoning plan check for large projects and for complex projects. Learn more about pre-permit zoning plan checks and find out if you need one. Get information about application requirements online now.

Review proposed projects or sites for compliance with the Zoning Code before you apply for a building permit. An applicant may have a proposed project and submit a site plan with elevations. Alternatively, an applicant may receive a summary of applicable development standards for a site without a specific development proposal or proposed site plans. For questions about a prep-permit zoning check, please contact Planning and Zoning. 

Applications and important forms 

Is the pre-permit zoning plan check required?

The pre-permit zoning plan check is optional. It's recommended for large and/or complex projects to:

  • Ensure development standards are met
  • Identify any possible land use reviews
  • Determine whether the Community Design Standards can be met for sites in the Design 'd' overlay zone

Pre-permit zoning plan check submittal requirements

  • Early Assistance Application
  • Written project description
  • Fee 
  • Site Plans (1 set to scale; 1 copy 8.5x11")
  • Building Elevations (if appropriate) (1 copy)
  • Finished floor elevation

Submit the pre-permit zoning plan check information by email to Planning and Zoning.

Pre-permit zoning plan check review process

A land use planner reviews plans for Zoning Code compliance. Review does not include any other bureaus or agencies. 

Within three weeks of request, a Land Use planner mails a summary outlining development standards. This also identifies any required land use reviews. The applicant then applies for pre-application conference (required for a Type III or Type IV land use review), land use review or building permit (if a land use review is not required).