DPS/Building Construction - Commercial Fast Track
What is the "Fast Track" Permit Process?
The "Fast Track" process is a "Walk-Thru" (while you wait) review and approval for interior alterations in an existing commercial building that are business or mercantile use groups only. Hints and Tips
What Types of Projects Qualify for the "FAST TRACK" Process?
Qualifying projects are interior alterations that:
- Do not involve any change in use,
- Do not increase the building’s gross floor area,
- Do not involve any site changes, including changes to required parking,
- Do not have a pending zoning “special exception”,
- Do not change the IBC Occupancy Classification,
- Do not have a mixed-use group; and
- Do not alter multiple floors.
Note:If the commercial Fast Track plans have a complex design and/or structural modifications, it will require a more extensive review. Therefore, the project will not be reviewed through the Fast Track process and will be reviewed through the regular commercial plan review process.
What is the Permit Process?
The applicant must submit the following documents and information:
- A completed commercial building application
- Two completed sets of construction drawings (engineer/architect signed/sealed with certification and title block on each page)
- A Code Analysis, with scaled and dimensioned floor plans, elevations, sections and details, as appropriate; room/door/window schedules, and partition schedules with fire ratings and test numbers, as appropriate
- The project’s Scope of Work
- Floorplan(s) showing the space being altered and all means of egress to the identified floor exits
- All new and existing work (note: clouds are not an acceptable method to indicate new work)
- Two completed sets of electrical drawings to include riser diagram, panel/light schedules and power/light plans. Indicate all new and existing work.
- Two sets of structural drawings to include structural floor plans, sections and details, as appropriate; general structural specifications and loading criteria; and computations as appropriate. Indicate all new and existing work.
- Two sets of mechanical drawings to show the location of all existing supply and return registers (if the system and ductwork are existing), indicate as such; and completed duct layout with all main branch sizes, register sizes and CFM at each register (if ductwork is new). In addition, provide the equipment schedule for all new equipment.
- A completed Use and Occupancy application. All drawings must not exceed 36” x 48”.
Inspection requirements are attached to the approved set of plans. Inspection requests received before 12:00 noon are scheduled for the next business day (Monday – Friday). Inspection requests received after 12:00 noon are scheduled within two business days (Monday – Friday).