Our building and land use pre-application requires basic preliminary information from you. This article details what you need to include in your application before you begin. This helps make the process easier.
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What You Need
You will need the following information to complete the application:
- The address of your project
- Contact information for the applicant, owner, and contractor
- The project value (labor and materials, including any donated labor and materials)
- The ground disturbance cut and fill depth, if any
- The building code used for your project
- A site plan to upload with your application
You will also need to know whether your project needs:
- A pre-submittal conference (see Tip 318, Construction Pre-Submittal Conference)
- A Master Use Permit (MUP) (see Tip 201, Master Use Permit (MUP) Overview, and our Land Use / Master Use Permit webpage)
- A Subject-to-Field-Inspection Permit (see Tip 316, Subject-to-Field-Inspection Permits, and our Construction permit – Subject-to-Field-Inspection webpage)
- A variance from the zoning code if required (see our Land Use / Master Use – Variance webpage)
- A shoreline exemption for removing hazardous trees (see Tip 331B, Hazard Trees)
- An approved standard plan set (see Tip 310, Standard Plans)
- A change to the building use or occupancy (see our Construction Permit – Establishing Use webpage)