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1.  Prepare Application

  • Complete Application
  • Attach Plans
  • Plans shall be submitted electronically in PDF format, scaled to 11x17 paper. Send plans to planbuild@cpwa.us 
  • Provide a site plan for all projects that involve adding new square footage (example)
  • Observe applicable Building Codes

 2.  Submit Plans to the Community Development Department

  • Set up appointment with Building Plan Reviewer to review application for completeness if necessary
  • Application and fee will be accepted if application contains required submittals and is deemed adequate.
  • Design professional project lead to attend

3.  City Review Initiated

  • Review cycle timeframe: approximately 2 weeks for return of comments and or permit approval.
  • City staff may request additional information and/or corrections as necessary.

 Please Note: time frames pause while waiting for requested information.  More than one review cycle may be required depending on completeness of plans and response to requests.

4.  Building Permit Issued

  • Building permits to including demolition and clearing and grubbing activities will not be issued until civil plans are approved by the Engineering Department.
  • Civil and building improvements may be constructed at the same time.

5.  Inspections

  • Request building inspection 24 hours in advance by calling 509-394-8522.
  • Request right-of-way inspection 24 hours in advance by calling 509-629-0744

6.  Final Occupancy


 Note: The City of College Place does not issue temporary occupancy permits.