What We can Do

What are the typical project timeline?

We always aim for 5 – 10 business days for our 1st preliminary design review. Then we will work with you on any design revision you requested and we offer unlimited design revision during the project design phase.

Below is the timeline for your reference & base on our experience. This also depends on which city is reviewing the project.

Small project: 3 to 6 weeks

Home addition project: 2 to 4 months

Custom Home Project: 2 to 4 months.

Are there any hidden fee from permit works?

We offer unlimited design revision to all our projects during the design phase, meaning we don’t charge extra for design revision.

If during building permit review and city plan examiner request clarification or revision to the drawings, we do not charge an additional fee to revise our drawings.

Additional fees are only applicable if the project scope of work is changed.

What is the next step after signing the fee agreement?

Once you have signed our fee and service agreement, our project manager will be in contact with you to arrange a site visit to document the existing condition of your property.

Our 5 to 10 business days preliminary design review starts from the day we came for site measurement.

What is the typical application process ?

Once we have finalized the building permit drawings and submit for the city application, the following are the typical steps and this depends on which city is the property located in.

Zoning Review > Building Permit Review > Building Permit Approval.

How Long it take does permit works response to city comments?

We usually respond to city plan examiner comments within 3 to 5 business days.

Does Permit Works Charge additional fee for for applying building permit?

No, we do not charge an additional fee for our building permit application service. We offer free building permit application service for all our projects.

Can I apply the building permit using permit works drawings?

Yes, but we would not recommend it. Since we offer a free building permit application service to all our projects. Just let us take care of all the hard work for you. 

Can I start my construction during building permit application?

The answer is no.