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Building Development Division

Customer Handouts

Below are the latest and most current version of all the handouts we provide to our customers. The handouts are organized alphabetically with their latest version date. We are continuously updating and adding handouts to this page. We welcome your questions and suggestions on improving the Customer Handouts page.

Customer Handout Title Version Date
Amusement Device Submission and Inspection Guidelines 05/28/19
Approved Third Party Inspectors - Building 04/23/21
Approved Third Party Inspectors - Fire Protection 06/11/21
BDD Fee Schedule (effective December 5, 2018) 07/01/21
Building Code Appeals 09/11
Checklist for Retaining Wall Submissions and Inspection Requirements 4/14/21
Commonly Found Safety Violations in Existing Tenant Spaces and Buildings 06/24/21
Contractor Licensing Information 05/19/15
Converting a Carport to a Garage 4/14/21
Customer ePlans Guide 8/21/20
Development Services Customer Satisfaction Survey 08/09/11
Fire Marshal's Office: Code Compliance Manual (2018 Edition USBC & SFPC)
(including Inspection Permit and Plan Review Fees)
Guidelines for Building a Shed 04/14/21
Guidelines for Finishing Your Basement 04/14/21
Guidelines for Replacement of Mechanical Equipment without Building Plan Review 03/22/19
Guidelines for Retaining Walls 4' in height or less 04/14/21
Guidelines for Using the Automated Plan Status & Inspection Scheduling Systems 05/22/19
Instructions for Arranging a Preconstruction Meeting for Special Inspections 04/14/21
Joint Occupancy Evaluation Program (Policy 2.4) 04/25/19
Posting of Occupant Load (Policy 2.7) 06/26/19
PWC Code of Ordinances - Home Improvement Contractor License 01/25/13
Requirements for Mandatory Third Party Inspections Managed by the Special Inspections Section 01/15/12
Residential Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs Barrier and Safety Requirements 10/28/19
Residential Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs Plan Review Requirements 04/14/21
Residential Roof Replacement Requirements 06/24/21
Retaining Wall Inspection Requirements 07/19/19
Requirements for Post Concealment Inspections for Construction Inspections 11/18/16
Requirements for Post Concealment Inspections for Special Inspections 11/18/16
Residential Plan Review Requirements 04/14/21
Soil Categories 08/07/09
Solar Energy Systems Plan Submission and Inspection Guidelines 07/19/19
Solar Energy Systems Tax Exemption PWC Code of Ordinances 05/06/14
Special Inspections Manual (VUSBC 2018) 10/26/15
Special Inspections Manual Appendix II 12/01/11
Temporary Hypothermia Center Program 10/20/15
Temporary Stages and Platforms – Submission and Inspection Guidelines 04/15/21
Temporary Tents – Submission and Inspection Guidelines 04/15/21
Third Party Building Inspection Certification Program (Policy 1.16) 10/29/19
Typical Construction Specifications 07/19/19
Typical Residential Deck Design (VUSBC 2018) 03/01/20
Typical Residential Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs Plan Specifications 10/29/19
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