New “Permit Services & Virtual Appointments” system for building permits
The City’s Development Services Permit Center has a new service, effective March 10, 2021! The Permit Services & Virtual Appointments system provides building permit applicants with a clear path for different types of projects.
Under shelter-in-place, emailing City staff for project submittal appointments has been cumbersome. With this new system, applicants can set the appointment themselves for projects involving accessory dwelling units (ADUs); simple projects; and projects involving either quick “over-the-counter” plan review or regular plan review. The online meeting will take place on the free Microsoft Teams platform. Learn more by clicking this link: Permit Services & Virtual Appointments
SJePlans now processes plans for fire permits
Effective March 3, 2021, SJePlans, the City’s electronic plan submittal and review system, handles Fire Special System permits and Hazardous Materials System permits, as issued by the City’s Bureau of Fire Prevention. SJePlans rolled out in August 2020 with the capability to handle five types of major Planning permits and nearly all types of Public Works permits and Public Utility permits. Now fire permits have been added. The system eliminates the need to submit paper plans and allows for a digital exchange of comments and responses, making it vastly easier for permit applicants to track their projects through the permitting process. To date, more than 1,300 projects have funneled through SJePlans. In a future phase, building permit projects will be added to the electronic plan review system, enabling thousands of more projects to be efficiently handled by this system.