Plan Review


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The Building Safety Division in the City of Yuma Department of Community Development has plans examiners assigned to review and approve construction plans for all proposed projects both residential and commercial in the City of Yuma. Three complete sets of plans must be submitted for approval (Two sets for residential projects). In general, review times for residential type projects are 5 work days and commercial projects are 15 working days depending on the type of project. (Plan Review Permitting Timeframes)

Residential plans must include:

  • Site plan or plot plan
  • Floor plan
  • Foundation plan
  • Roof/floor framing plans
  • Typical wall section
  • Building elevations
  • Truss plans and calculations
  • Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical plans
  • Mechanical Manual J/S/D Calculations

Commercial plans must include:

  • Complete civil plans
  • Storm water plans
  • Landscaping plans
  • Architectural plans
  • Structural plans
  • Mechanical plans
  • Plumbing plans
  • Electrical plans
  • Fire sprinkler plans
  • Along with supporting specifications, calculations, reports, and other requirements based on the nature of the project

The cost for construction plan review is a fee equal to 65% of the building permit fee (for the first review and one resubmittal, and hourly charges for subsequent reviews), which is due when plans are submitted. (Permit Fees Document) Once the complete set of plans is approved, contractor documentation is received, and appropriate permit fees are paid, a building permit will be issued for the project.

For more information about the plan review process, or to find out about specific requirements for your project, contact the City of Yuma Department of Community Development at (928) 373-5163.